CFB Goose Bay Shut Down as Fire Rages Through Town

A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador (NFL) as a fire rages through the town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay in Labrador. Several streets in the town itself have been affected by the fire, and the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) that is next to the town has been shut down.

Portions of the town have been evacuated, as the fire approaches an area where explosive materials are stored. Due to this, an explosion is expected as the fire presently remains “uncontrolled,” despite ongoing firefighting efforts.

The Premier of NFL has offered support to the mayor of Goose Bay in the midst of the state of emergency.

Newfoundland and Labrador is separated into two parts, Newfoundland being an island, and Labrador being on Canada’s mainland, bordering Quebec. Goose Bay-Happy Valley, where the fire is, is in Labrador.

It is unclear how the fire began.

The situation is ongoing.