Public Advisory: Open Fire Ban Expanded to Include Entire Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Public Advisory: Open Fire Ban Expanded to Include Entire Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 202257 Views

Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture
August 7, 2022

The fire ban put in place under the authority of Section 99 of the Forestry Act by the Honourable Derrick Bragg, Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, is now being expanded to apply to the entire province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Effective immediately, the outdoor fire ban prohibits the setting of fires on forestland or within 300 meters of forestland. Unauthorized burning, including campfires and brush burning, cannot take place in and around forested areas.

Recent dry weather, wind, and hot temperatures have worsened the forest fires in the Central region of the island. The forest fire index is at extreme levels in many other regions of the province. Under such conditions, the department is taking appropriate measures to address and prevent forest fires.

For more information, please contact your local District Forestry and Wildlife Office.

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Media contact
Erin Shea
Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture
709-729-3733, 725-4321
erinshea@gov.nl.ca

NT4

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