Forestry and Agrifoods
The 2019 forest fire season is in effect from May 1 to September 30 on the island portion of the province, and from May 15 to September 30 in Labrador.
A wildfire is an unplanned or unwanted natural or person-caused fire which requires suppression action. On average there are more than 160 wildfires in Newfoundland and Labrador every year. Fire fighters are most successful when fires are detected and reported while they are still small. Through early detection and an aggressive initial attack, the cost of fighting wildfires is kept to a minimum.
CLICK HERE for fire education, prevention and mitigation information.
CLICK HERE for information on fire suppression.
For further information on the Forest Fire Management and Co-ordination Program or for emergency and other fire related contact information, visit the Forest Fire Contact Information webpage.
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