Up to 1,200 people forced to leave their homes overnight Thursday
Last Updated: Friday, May 1, 2009. 4:13 PM Atlantic Time.
HALIFAX, NS. (CBC) -- Many of the 1,200 people evacuated as a wildfire raced toward their homes in Halifax were told on Friday afternoon that they could start returning.
Homeowner films remains of house in aftermath of Halifax wildfire.
Evacuees got the news during a briefing at the Captain William Spry Community Centre, where an emergency shelter had been set up.
Fire officials said now that the winds had calmed down and the forecast rain had begun falling, some streets off Herring Cove Road would be reopened and about 225 homes were cleared for families to return.
People who live off Purcells Cove Road, an area hit hard by the fire, were starting to be allowed to return in the company of a police officer to see the s
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