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Mary Brown’s among businesses lending a wing to people affected by forest fires

Mary Brown’s filled part of a helicopter with baby supplies to deliver to the Coast of Bays region as part of a delivery run to resupply its restaurant in Harbour Breton. (Mary Brown’s/Facebook)

As the supply of necessities like baby formula, diapers and wipes dwindles, Mary Brown’s Chicken is making sure some of the littlest people affected by Newfoundland’s raging forest fires are being taken care of. 

The restaurant chain, which first opened its doors in Newfoundland more than 50 years ago, sent a helicopter into Harbour Breton this week to restock its own location — and to help families whose supplies of baby-related needs have run low. 

The Bay d’Espoir Highway — the only road connection for Harbour Breton and nearby coastal communities to the rest of Newfoundland — had been closed for five days because of one of two large forest fires on the island. It reopened…

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