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Out of control fire destroys house near Nicky's Nose Cove, Newfoundland

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    The Canadian Press

    Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 10:28 AM -

    Officials are battling an out of control forest fire near the community of Nicky's Nose Cove, N.L.

    Provincial fire duty officer Boyd Pittman says forest fire fighters and local fire departments are dousing hot spots at the five-hectare blaze near Jackson's Cove, about 40 kilometres north of Springdale.

    RCMP say a shed caught fire around 5 pm Tuesday and spread to a wooded area, destroying a house.

    The Mounties say gusting winds helped spread the flames.

    A ground crew from the provincial Natural Resources Department and a water bomber were helping fight the blaze.

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