Schools  in Kedgwick, New Brunswick are closed today and homeowners are set to evacuate as a forest fire continues to spread near the village.

According to the Department of Natural Resources, the fire has charred over 50 hectares. Fire crews have been battling  the Kedgewick fire since mid afternoon Tuesday.  At least two other wildfires are burning out of control today in New Brunswick.  Continued hot, dry conditions has kept a province-wide no-burn order in place for the past week.

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