Forest Fire Burning Over Lark Harbour

Written by on June 4, 2015

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The forest fire is seen burning in the hills overlooking Lark Harbour. (Photo courtesy of James Gow)

There is currently a forest fire burning in the hills over the community of Lark Harbour, on the south shore of the Bay of Islands.

Officials from the Department of Natural Resources are on scene in Lark Harbour to monitor the fire overnight, however no further action can be taken until daylight. According to the town’s Facebook page, a chopper will be sent to the area in the morning to assess the fire, and if needed, a water bomber will called in.

In the meantime, residents of the town are urged to keep roads clear for emergency vehicles, and have all essential items prepared in the event of an evacuation, should the wind direction change.

 


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