Nfld. & Labrador

Water bomber battles forest fire in Deep Bight

The Trans-Canada Highway near Clarenville was briefly closed in both directions because of a forest fire Tuesday afternoon, according to the RCMP.

The Trans-Canada Highway near Clarenville was briefly closed in both directions because of a forest fire Tuesday afternoon, according to the RCMP.

Police say the affected area was between the Deep Bight intersection and the Adeytown intersection.

A water bomber was carrying out low-flying operations, attempting to extinguish the blaze.

The RCMP was advising motorists to reduce speeds and travel with extreme caution in the area.