Firefighting islands, as well as the fires that started on them, are a hot topic in Canada.
The Drake Firefighting Island fires began on the north coast of Nova Scotia on March 27, 2017.
The National Capital Commission says the fires started on a fire hydrant and were quickly contained.
It is currently under investigation.
The fires are the most severe on an island in Canada and have since consumed some 7,000 hectares.
The blaze has since been reduced to a forest fire.
The blaze started near the Halifax airport and is now spreading across the province, with more than 70 structures destroyed.
In a press release, the Nova Scotia Department of Fire and Emergency Management said the fires were caused by a faulty electrical outlet, which is responsible for some 80 per cent of the island’s fire danger.
The Nova Scotia National Fire Marshal says the electrical outlet on the Drake Island was faulty and there is no evidence that there were any injuries or damage to structures.
A spokesperson said the province is taking the issue very seriously.
The fire is the first fire in Nova Scotia to burn more than two hectares, and is the province’s largest in its history.
The province is also asking residents to stay away from the islands and stay away if they have to.
In an interview with CBC, Premier David Alward said it is important to recognize that there are many people who are still working on the island.
Alward said that the province has had to work very hard to bring about some of the improvements on the islands.
He said that a lot of these islands have been closed since the beginning of the fire season.
The island of Drake Island has been closed to the public.