Nfld. & Labrador

Forest fire now under control near Conception Bay South

The scene has now been turned over to the RNC, who are asking people to still give the area a wide berth as the water bombers continue to tackle hot spots.

A water bomber and the C.B.S. fire department fought the fire at the height of a hot day

A lone person walks along a dirt road, on a sunny day in the woods. The air is still choked with smoke from the fire.
The Conception Bay South fire department said just before 5 p.m. they determined the fire had diminished enough to be considered under control. (Henrike Wilhelm/CBC)

A fire near Conception Bay South is now under control after a hot day's battle.

Earlier Sunday an out of control forest fire raged near the community on the northern Avalon Peninsula. Water bombers joined members of the C.B.S. fire department as they battled the fire and the hot summer sun.

The area was dry at the time of the flare up, with the Department of Forestry giving a status of extreme forest fire risk for the Avalon and parts of central Newfound.and.

A water bomber flies low towards Conception Bay South, battling a fire burning near homes in the community. (Henrike WIlhelm/CBC)

The fire department said just before 5 p.m. they determined the fire had diminished enough to be considered under control.

The scene has now been turned over to the Department of Forestry as well as the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, who are asking people to still give the area a wide berth as the water bombers continue to tackle hot spots.

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