Outdoor fire ban across the province is in effect until further notice

    Friday, 21 June 2024 14:18

    By Tonya Organ

    The ban prohibits the setting of fires on forest land or within 300 metres of forest land and is in effect until further notice.

    An open fire ban is now in effect for the whole province. The ban prohibits the setting of fires on forest land or within 300 metres of forest land and is in effect until further notice. Dry weather conditions in Labrador and on the island have heightened the wildfire risk throughout the province and significant firefighting resources are currently dedicated to fighting fires impacting the community of Churchill Falls. This outdoor fire ban will help reduce the wildfire risk and support the efforts of wildfire suppression teams actioning active fires.

    For more information regarding the fire ban contact your local Forest Management District Office.

    The latest information on the location, status, and size of active wildfires can be viewed online at the NL Active Wildfire Dashboard.

    Provincial fire hazard index maps are updated daily and can be viewed at the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture website.

    For additional information about the 2024 forest fire season, including important wildfire prevention information visit the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture website or the FireSmart Canada website.

     

     

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