The Newfoundland and Labrador government has declared a state of emergency in parts of central Newfoundland as forest fires continue to rage out of control.
The state of emergency covers the Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishop’s Falls and Connaigre Peninsula areas.
In a video statement posted to social media Saturday night, Premier Andrew Furey called it the worst fire situation in Newfoundland since 1961, and said while the fires aren’t threatening communities at the moment, “the wind is changing and the pattern of smoke distribution will change significantly.”
“This is a dynamic situation,” he said, flanked in the video by Forestry Minister Derek Bragg and
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