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N.L. wildfire wort in 6 decades, Harbour Breton facing shortage of food and supplies after being cut off from other communities

BY The Canadian Press, Aug 8, 2022 9:26 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

The deputy mayor of Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, figures the town's three grocery stores will be out of food in the next day or two. (File photo - BC wildfire service)

The deputy mayor of Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, figures the town's three grocery stores will be out of food in the next day or two. (File photo - BC wildfire service)

Roy Drake

Roy Drake

The deputy mayor of Harbour Breton, Newfoundland, figures the town's three grocery stores will be out of food in the next day or two.

The community of about 1,600 remains cut off due to the worst forest fires the province has seen since 1961.

The province is getting a ferry to start bringing supplies to stranded communities and to help people leave.

It's expected to arrive tomorrow, but will be docking in a town about 50-kilometres away from Harbour Breton that also is running low on supplies.

Roy Drake says his community of about 16-hundred remains cut off due to ongoing forest fires.

The province declared a state of emergency in several central Newfoundland communities this weekend due to concerns about smoke and air quality.

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