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

Rainfall helps firefighters contain wildfires in Nova Scotia, with the Halifax-area fire now 85% contained.

The situation: Rain brought much-needed relief to firefighters battling wildfires in Nova Scotia, with the fire in the Halifax area now largely contained and unlikely to grow.
* The total number of active wildfires in the province decreased from 10 to 5 on Saturday.

Ongoing concerns: The only fire that remains out of control is in Shelburne County, southwestern Nova Scotia, which has forced about 6,700 people to evacuate.
* The Barrington Lake wildfire, the largest recorded wildfire in the province’s history, has consumed at least 50 homes and cottages.

Military support: A Canadian Armed Forces team from Base Gagetown in New Brunswick arrived to assess what military support is needed in combating the fires.

School closures: Premier Tim Houston confirmed that schools in Shelburne County would be closed Monday and Tuesday.

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