Kamouraska: a fire of peat bog in Rivière-Ouelle force the evacuation of residences

Kamouraska: un feu de tourbière à Rivière-Ouelle force l'évacuation de résidences

While he seemed to be content in the end of the day Friday, that is that the important fire that raged in a bog Kamouraska resumed.

So well that the municipality of Rivière-Ouelle, qc has conducted the evacuation of about thirty homes on Saturday morning.

Kamouraska: un feu de tourbière à Rivière-Ouelle force l'évacuation de résidences

Kamouraska: un feu de tourbière à Rivière-Ouelle force l'évacuation de résidences

Kamouraska: un feu de tourbière à Rivière-Ouelle force l'évacuation de résidences

Kamouraska: un feu de tourbière à Rivière-Ouelle force l'évacuation de résidences

Kamouraska: un feu de tourbière à Rivière-Ouelle force l'évacuation de résidences

Kamouraska: un feu de tourbière à Rivière-Ouelle force l'évacuation de résidences

Kamouraska: un feu de tourbière à Rivière-Ouelle force l'évacuation de résidences

Kamouraska: un feu de tourbière à Rivière-Ouelle force l'évacuation de résidences

Kamouraska: un feu de tourbière à Rivière-Ouelle force l'évacuation de résidences

Kamouraska: un feu de tourbière à Rivière-Ouelle force l'évacuation de résidences

Kamouraska: un feu de tourbière à Rivière-Ouelle force l'évacuation de résidences

Kamouraska: un feu de tourbière à Rivière-Ouelle force l'évacuation de résidences

“According to the information received from the mayor of Rivière-Ouelle, Louis-Georges Simard, the area of the Top-of-the-River-to-River-Ouelle is currently affected by the smoke. The municipality undertakes the evacuation of a dozen homes to the room of the Tercentenary, and possibly later to the Centre for Bombardier,” wrote the prefect of the MRC de Kamouraska, Yvon Soucy, its page on Facebook a little before 9 a.m.

The situation improved in the course of the day, ” said Mr. Soucy.

“The situation is much more encouraging than this morning, even if the fire is not yet fully under control, it is limited”, he wrote.

According to SOPFEU, the fire, which would have taken birth in fields, Bogs Lambert Rivière-Ouelle, destroyed 120 hectares up to now.

The turnaround is due to the fact that the wind had changed direction during the night, ” explains Christian Gagnon, the director fire to the Régie intermunicipale du Kamouraska West. The firefighters have lost control of the blaze.

Already busy on the side in the Lac-Saint-Jean, where a forest fire continues to grow, the SOPFEU has not been able to immediately travel to the region to help fight the blaze. However, glimmer of hope, a tanker was sighted in the early afternoon.

The farmers of the area are also added to support the fire department with the help of their trucks. They refueled the teams deployed in the water trying to moisten the perimeter of the fire to prevent it from spreading.

In addition, a warning regarding the air quality is in force because of the presence of smog, particularly in the regions of Kamouraska, of Pohénégamook, Rivière-du-Loup and Trois-Pistoles.

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