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Fire Ban Lifted For Newfoundland But Not Labrador

The fire ban for Newfoundland has been lifted, but Labrador is still a complete ban which is expected since the conditions are not as wet as down here.

The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods (FFA) advises that the open fire ban for the island of Newfoundland has been lifted, effective at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2024.

The open fire ban remains in effect for the Labrador mainland.

The ban applies to all fires set on forest land or within 300 metres of forest land. Campfires are permitted in designated pits or rings in campgrounds and other designated areas. Open fires must be contained in a fire pit or ring no larger than one metre in diameter.

Residents are reminded to exercise caution when burning outdoors and to adhere to the following fire safety tips:

  • Never leave a campfire unattended.
  • Extinguish campfires properly by dousing them with water until the ashes are cool to the touch.
  • Clear a one-metre non-combustible area around the base of the fire pit.
  • Have a shovel and water bucket nearby in case of an emergency.

Please report any forest fires to the nearest Department of Forestry and Agrifoods office or by calling 1-833-250-8000. Have a safe long weekend everyone and please be smart about fires.

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