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Two people convicted of illegally starting fires


Two individuals have been convicted of illegally starting fires.


Kevin Power of Cupids was convicted and fined $500 for lighting a fire on or within 300 meters of forest land during the 2022 forest fire season without a permit to burn.


Barbara Thomson of Harbour Main was convicted and fined $500 for lighting a fire on or within 300 meters of forest land during the 2022 forest fire season without a permit to burn.


Both individuals were charged as a result of investigations into forest fires in Brigus and Harbour Main on May 11. Resource Enforcement Officers determined that the forest fires had originated from fires that both individuals admitted to lighting for the purpose of burning debris. Provincial forest firefighters, water bombers and local fire departments had to be called to extinguish the fires.


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