A forest fire that started around lunchtime last Friday is now under control.
Fire crews from both Happy Valley and the CFB Goose Bay have been aided by both Ministry and private helicopters to extinguish hot sports since Sunday.
Saturday two Water Bombers assisted the in the fire and as of today one bomber has returned to Gander while one remains on standby at CFB Goose Bay.
On Friday crews had the fire under control, but by mid morning Saturday the fire had re-ignited and moved off the base.
The fire regained strength around mid-morning Saturday, according to Mike Barnes from the Commissionaires, who is manning the North gate at the base.
“The fire had calmed down overnight, but had picked up again around 10:00 a.m.” he said.
Barnes says there are a few cabins along Perimeter Road, but the RCMP evacuated anyone in the area Friday and that the RCMP have been in and out of the area to make sure no one has wandered back in.
Helicopters and two water bombers had been attacking the latest flare up from the air, while almost 40 firefighters from the base and Goose Bay battled it on the ground.
At the height of the fire an industrial area in Spruce Park had been evacuated and the road was closed between Spruce Ave and North River Road on Friday.
By early evening police re-opened the road and escorted traffic through the area.