Labrador forest fires

A state of emergency remains in effect in the town of Wabush, in western Labrador, as firefighters aided by water bombers continue to douse hot spots. The fire has consumed around 700 square kilometres since it began over a week ago.

The forest fires that tore through parts of Labrador damaged Bell Aliant's fibre-optic line.
The forest fires that tore through parts of Labrador damaged Bell Aliant's fibre-optic line.
The forest fires that tore through parts of Labrador damaged Bell Aliant's fibre-optic line.
A water bomber used in the fight against the fires outside Wabush is seen refuelling last week at an airstrip.
A water bomber used in the fight against the fires outside Wabush is seen refuelling last week at an airstrip.
A water bomber used in the fight against the fires outside Wabush is seen refuelling last week at an airstrip.
An aerial shot taken Saturday of the fire break between the fire and the town of Wabush.
An aerial shot taken Saturday of the fire break between the fire and the town of Wabush.
An aerial shot taken Saturday of the fire break between the fire and the town of Wabush.
1,800 Wabush, N.L., residents have been told to evacuate overnight to nearby Labrador City
Labrador forest fires
1,800 Wabush, N.L., residents have been told to evacuate overnight to nearby Labrador City
1,800 Wabush, N.L., residents have been told to evacuate overnight to nearby Labrador City
Labrador forest fires
1,800 Wabush, N.L., residents have been told to evacuate overnight to nearby Labrador City
Smoke from a forest fire has prompted officials to order an evacuation of the western Labrador community of Wabush.
Wabush, N.L. fire evacuation
Smoke from a forest fire has prompted officials to order an evacuation of the western Labrador community of Wabush.
Smoke from a forest fire has prompted officials to order an evacuation of the western Labrador community of Wabush.
Wabush, N.L. fire evacuation
Smoke from a forest fire has prompted officials to order an evacuation of the western Labrador community of Wabush.
Cars were lined up leaving Wabush on Friday evening, heading for nearby Labrador City.
Cars were lined up leaving Wabush on Friday evening, heading for nearby Labrador City.
Cars were lined up leaving Wabush on Friday evening, heading for nearby Labrador City.
A forest fire that started near Labrador City and Wabush over the weekend continues to burn.
A forest fire that started near Labrador City and Wabush over the weekend continues to burn.
A forest fire that started near Labrador City and Wabush over the weekend continues to burn.

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