Complete ban on Outdoor Fires in Several Municipalities #nlwx

There are multiple fire bans in place from the west coast to the east coast of Newfoundland.

An extended period of dry weather prompts the bans.

Corner Brook, Massey Drive, Carbonear, Avondale, Lewisporte, Gander, and Terra Nova National Park are have all imposed a complete ban on outdoor fires.

The Fire Hazard Index across the province is is moderate to high for many areas.

Areas in the high index means weather conditions have continued to dry forest vegetation increasing the risk of wildfires occurring. Fires may start easily, burn quickly, and challenge fire suppression efforts. Caution should be exercised when conducting activities on forested land. Fire permits are suspended and open burning and industrial activities may be restricted.