Crews with Nova Scotia's Department of Lands and Forestry and local fire departments are battling wildfires between Highway 3 and Highway 103 in Argyle, N.S., and on Highway 3 in East Pubnico.
In a tweet, Lands and Forestry said the 103 is closed between exits 31 and 32.
The fire in Argyle was causing smoke issues in the area, Lands and Forestry said. At 5:30 p.m., the department tweeted that two Lands and Forestry helicopters were on scene and air tankers from New Brunswick have dropped water and were returning to Fredericton
In nearby East Pubnico, the department initially said the Yarmouth Emergency Management Organization was moving people from homes, but as of 5:30 p.m., it tweeted that the fire there was being held and the evacuation order lifted.
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