Rain brings much-needed relief to firefighters battling Nova Scotia wildfires


Department of Natural Resources and Renewables firefighter Kalen MacMullin of Sydney, Nova Scotia, works on a fire in Shelburne County, N.S. on Thursday. Rain and a rainy forecast for the weekend have fire officials hopeful.

Officials in Canada’s Atlantic Coast province of Nova Scotia said a wildfire that forced thousands of residents from their homes is now largely contained because of rain.

(Image credit: Communications Nova Scotia/The Canadian Press via AP)

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