Nfld. & Labrador

Forest fire burning outside community of Pollard's Point

Water bombers have been dispatched to a forest fire outside the community of Pollard's Point in White Bay.
Two waterbombers were enroute to a forest fire that burned Tuesday near Pollard's Point, in White Bay. (CBC)

Water bombers have been dispatched to a forest fire outside the community of Pollard's Point in White Bay.

The province's fire duty officer, Basil English, said the blaze was reported around 3:30 p.m. and is burning about 15 kilometres outside of the community.

Wind is blowing the fire away from the town.

Two water bombers and a ground crew have been sent to the area, and a helicopter was on the way around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

English said it's too early to say how big the fire is.

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