Crews are battling a wildfire near Upper Musquodoboit Friday.
District 3 fire chief Sherry Dean tells CityNews Halifax more than 20 units are on scene along with a helicopter.
"Crews are actively fighting fire," she said.
"There's a lot of bodies on the ground working really hard to keep this at bay as best they can."
She said, as of early Friday afternoon, there's no risk to residences.
"However, if that were to change -- if the fire were to grow or the wind were to pick up -- we would make sure emergency notification went out to make sure people were evacuating in plenty of time to keep themselves safe."
At the request of the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, power has been cut to a large area east of Highway 102, affecting over 3,100 Nova Scotia Power customers.
Friday: No burning in Nova Scotia today. Open fires, like burning brush or backyard campfires, are not permitted.— Natural Resources and Renewables (@NS_DNRR) May 13, 2022
Check before you burn and know municipal bylaws! Restrictions updated daily at 2 p.m.: https://t.co/RzP6hCjupx pic.twitter.com/9ZeNyzZPpS