Municipal fires and impacts update – June 5, 1:25 p.m.

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Municipal fires and impacts update – June 5, 1:25 p.m.

 The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates to municipal services as well as supports to those impacted by the fires.

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) crews remain on the scene in Tantallon. The fire is now contained, with an estimated area of 950 hectares. Though the fire is contained, hot spots and flare ups continue in some areas and remain a safety risk. The municipality is moving into the recovery phase which includes soil and air quality testing.  The municipality will continue to update evacuation orders to allow residents to return home as soon as it is safe to do so.

Approximately 4,886 residents remain displaced from the evacuation area which is down from 16,492 at the peak of the fires.

Access to information for residents in the area of significant impact

Residents in the area of significant impact can visit the Captain William Spry Community Centre (16 Sussex Street) on Tuesday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to speak with municipal staff about the status of their property. Photos of affected properties will be available to residents in the area of significant impact. The municipality does not have photos of homes outside of the area of significant impact.

To confirm whether your property is within the area of significant impact, view the most recent map.

In addition, major insurance companies and their representatives will be available to speak with affected residents at the Canada Games Centre (26 Thomas Raddall Drive) on Tuesday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Comfort centre


The Black Point & Area Community Centre (8579 St Margarets Bay Road) will be open as a comfort centre from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily until further notice.

Please visit or follow @hfxgov on Twitter for all updates.


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