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Homes evacuated as firefighters battle Moncton forest fire

May 7, 2013, Colpitts Settlement, N.B. – Homes are being evacuated in a rural area about 40 kilometres west of Moncton, N.B., because of a forest fire.

May 7, 2013
By The Canadian Press

May 7, 2013, Colpitts Settlement, N.B. – Homes are being evacuated in a rural area about 40 kilometres west of Moncton, N.B., because of a forest fire.

Tyson Lewis, the assistant deputy chief of the Moncton Fire Department, says some people living on Middlesex Road, near Colpitts Settlement, have been asked to leave their homes.

Lewis says the fire is burning over a 40-hectare area and firefighters have yet to get it under control.

He estimates there are 15 trucks from eight fire departments involved in fighting the blaze.

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New Brunswick's Department of Natural Resources says water bombers and helicopters have also been dispatched to assist in fighting the fire.