Firefighters will remain firefighters at the scene
of the Spryfield fire for a few days to ensure no additional flare ups
occur and to remove equipment.
"Firefighters have been working tirelessly on this fire, but there is
still a lot of work to do," said Department of Natural Resources
Minister Carolyn Bolivar-Getson.
"Department of Natural Resources and
Halifax Regional Municipality fire crews won't leave the scene of a
fire until they are sure there is no longer any threat of hot spots
flaring up and making the fire active again."
The fire was brought under control by the work of Halifax Regional
Municipality and Department of Natural Resources fire crews, the
department's five helicopters and three water-bombers from New
Brunswick. The rain that began at about noon on May 1, was also
a major factor in controlling the fire.