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Fire at Angevine Lake under control, residents can return

The woods fire near Angevine Lake is now under control and no longer in danger of spreading.

Any impacted residents are now permitted to return to their homes and the mandatory evacuation is no longer in effect.The evacuation is because of smoky conditions.

The fire burned approximately one hectare of woods and was prevented from spreading by the hard work of crews from the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables and volunteer firefighters.Crews from the Natural Resources and Renewables Department as well as the Wallace and Tatamagouche Fire Departments are on the scene.

Natural Resources advises there may be some lingering smoke in the area for several days.