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Winds fan fire near base in Labrador

May 26, 2012, Happy Valley-Goose Bay,  N.L. - Crews continue to battle a fire near the 5 Wing Goose Bay military airbase in Labrador.

May 26, 2012 
By The Canadian Press

Maj. Paul Doucette, spokesman for the Joint Task Force Atlantic,
says the fire that broke out around noon on Friday is still not
under control.

Doucette says high winds are making it difficult to battle the
blaze, located just north of the base.

He says parts of the base and a nearby industrial area were
evacuated Friday afternoon as a precaution, but the evacuation has
since been lifted.

Doucette says the fire is a few kilometres wide, about the same
size as it was on Friday.


He says two Natural Resources helicopters continue to douse water
onto the fire, while several other military and civilian helicopters
are assessing the area.

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