Update on Forest Fire Season

It has been an active forest fire season so far in this province.

Since the beginning of fire season there have been 71 fires – 67 on the island and four in Labrador, with 113.5 hectares burned – compared to 37 fires and 28.6 hectares burned by the same period in 2017. In total last year, 80 fires burned a total of 699.8 hectares, which was below the 10-year average of 115 fires per year.

Fire hazard information is available to the public via web-based maps, on special roadside signs or through regional Fisheries and Land Resources offices.

Forest fire season is in effect until September 30 in Newfoundland and Labrador.