Labrador forest fire under control
A forest fire in western Labrador near the Ashuanipi River has been contained.
The fire ripped through an area popular with cabin owners Sunday, and dozens of people were evacuated.
Two water bombers dropped loads of water on the fire through Sunday evening.
The fire was still classified as being out of control Monday morning, although the water bombers were on standby.
No one was injured, and property damage was limited to one shed.
A roadblock was in place during the height of the response, but was removed on Sunday night.
The fire echoed June 2013 when residents of Wabush were temporarily evacuated when an enormous fire devoured the forest just outside the mining town.
Crews were alerted to Sunday’s fire in the mid-afternoon. A crew arrived from Fermont, Que., to help fight the blaze.
Monday’s weather was expected to help with firefighting efforts as the forecast calls for showers.