News release

Fires Update, Friday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.

Following is a provincial wildfire update for Friday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m.

  • the fire at Seven Mile Lake, Annapolis Co., is under control and 100 per cent contained but still has hot spots being attended to
  • the fire at Ten Mile Lake, Queens Co. is now out
  • the fire at Perch Lake, Pictou Co. is out
  • the fire at Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co. is out
  • the section of Trunk 8 near Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., that was closed last week is now open
  • restrictions on travel in woods have been lifted for all of Nova Scotia but people are asked to avoid any activity that could potentially cause more wildfires
  • campfire and brush burning in the province is not permitted any day between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. The latest information on burning restrictions is posted daily at 2 p.m. at
  • more information on the fires can be found at
  • given that three of the four remaining fires have been declared out and one is under control and being patrolled, the province will no longer be issuing regular updates


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