Still In Effect as of August 3/22 - Water Conservation

Public Advisory: Open Fire Ban Proclaimed for Island Portions of the Province

Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture
August 5, 2022

Under the authority of section 99 of the Forestry Act, the Honourable Derrick Bragg, Minister of the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, is proclaiming an outdoor fire ban prohibiting the setting of fires on forest land or within 300 meters of forest land, on the central and eastern areas of the island portion of the province, to be in effect between the hours of midnight on August 6, 2022, to midnight on August 16, 2022.

Recent dry weather, wind, and hot temperatures experienced throughout these districts have heightened the forest fire threat, and there are a number of large active fires burning in 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.

Media contact
Erin Shea
Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture
709-729-3733, 725-4321
[email protected]

In the event of a fire call 911 & 1(866)709-3473 for Forestry.

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