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Forest fire has been burning for close to two weeks in central Newfoundland

The state of emergency initially covered the areas of Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishop's Falls and the Connaigre Peninsula

👤 Srimathi Sridharan9 Aug 2022 3:00 PM GMT
Forest fire has been burning for close to two weeks in central Newfoundland
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Ottawa: A state of emergency remains in place for central Newfoundland, as well as a provincewide outdoor fire ban, as a long-burning forest fire continues to grow.

The state of emergency initially covered the areas of Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishop's Falls and the Connaigre Peninsula, but was extended to the area of Botwood on Sunday afternoon.

Premier Andrew Furey said the current predictive path of the blaze itself does not directly impact any communities, but changing wind patterns were making the situation difficult to handle.