Public Advisory

PROVINCE WIDE FIRE BAN IN PLACE

The forest fire weather index forecast for the province tomorrow ranges from MODERATE to EXTREME for many areas. Residents are reminded open or outdoor fires are not permitted and burning permits are invalid when there is a fire ban in place.    All outdoor fires are prohibited this includes the use of backyard fire pits, charcoal barbecues, and the use of fireworks.

Operators of off-road vehicles should be vigilant when travelling in grassy and forest areas. Use a proper screening or baffling device to prevent sparks from escaping and carry a fire extinguisher with a minimum of 225 grams of ABC-class dry chemical.

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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