Newfoundland and Labrador is learning the hard way: climate change can no longer be ignored.
A forest fire in Labrador broke out this morning about 15 miles north of Goose Bay, in the Caribou Lake area. VOCM.com reports that the fire is about 300 metres by 100 metres, but there appears to be no threat to infrastructure. A water bomber and six firefighters are on scene battling the blaze. Source: VOCM
A forest fire started yesterday during the afternoon near Red Bridge Road, in Kelligrews, only a few hundred metres from the Conception Bay highway. Hundreds of people lined the highway to watch four firefighters and the water bomber fight the fire, as smoke drifted through Kelligrews and Manuels. It is estimated that 500 – 1,000 square meters burned; investigators are on the scene today to determine the fire’s cause. Source: CBC