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CA, 29 May 2023
Fire officials are expected to provide an update on the forest fire that continues to rage near Halifax on Monday morning.

Schools have been shut down and a local state of emergency has been declared for the communities affected by the fire.

There is not yet an estimate on the size of the fire, but its impact has already been devastating. While no injuries have been reported, thousands have had to be evacuated and a number of homes in the Tantallon and Hammonds Plains areas have been destroyed or are at risk of damage.

At 11:05 p.m. Sunday, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage and regional council declared a local state of emergency for the affected communities, which will be in effect for seven days unless otherwise lifted or extended.

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston posted on social media Sunday night that water bombers had arrived from New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador after 8 p.m. to help take on the out-of-control wildfire.

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