Fire crews bring Miramichi forest fire under control

Officials say a forest fire that damaged more than a dozen utility poles in Miramichi is now under control.

The fire flared up Monday afternoon and spread quickly, spanning 5 kilometres in length and a kilometre in width.

While the fire is under control, hot spots remain a concern, so crews spent Tuesday dousing smoke to ensure the fire doesn't reignite and spread.
 
Miramichi Deputy Fire Chief Mario Berthiaume says weather conditions made it difficult to fight the fire.

Fire crews say they will continue to monitor the scene to ensure the fire doesn't spark up again.

According to the provincial government website as of mid day Tuesday, there are six forest fires still burning in northern New Brunswick.