The forest fire just across the border in Perth-Andover has died down significantly due to the rain. Officials are still worried about the wind picking up and re-igniting the flames.

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Officials say the fire is burning along a major power line about 2 1/2 kilometers from the villages. 200 homes were evacuated as a pre-caution and schools were shut down in the area today.

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The Department of Natural Resources estimates the size of the fire to be about 100 hectares. The Canadian Red Cross has stepped in to help those who have been evacuated.

I had a chance to speak with Rachel Smith who works at the Foodland in Perth-Andover about what she saw regarding the fire.