A total of 101 fires have been recorded so far in 2023, burning a total of 21,883 hectares.
The 2023 forest fire season in Newfoundland and Labrador has officially ended with no significant incidents, injuries, or property damage. However, residents are asked to remain vigilant when setting fires as the risk of forest fire remains even after the season is over. A total of 101 fires have been recorded so far in 2023, burning a total of 21,883 hectares. The vast majority of area burned occurred in remote parts of Labrador, accounting for 99 per cent of the total area burned for the entire province.Through the Mutual Aid Resource Sharing agreement with the Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre, the Provincial Government responded to 18 requests. Over the course of the season, a total of 40 firefighters and 14 IMT members were deployed to Nova Scotia, Quebec, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and the NorthWest Territories, while water bombers were also deployed to Nova Scotia and Quebec on multiple occasions.