Nova Scotia is not large in area or highly populated and this was the sum of all land ravished by fire as of August 19, 7pm, 2016. Insignificant in terms of western fires, and that's not counting the massive McMurray disaster of 2016, but the year is not over and the province has used up its fire fighting budget, something which rarely happens. We won't go broke over this, but it is a wake up call since this coast usually gets plenty of natural precipitation. There were actually ten fires in the period in question but the Seven Mile Lake wildfire was the most expensive in Bluenose history. Our digest of news stories explains. Please read on?