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Forest Fire Extreme in Parts of NL


Photo: Fisheries and Land Resources

After a spell of dry and hot weather, there is an extreme risk of forest fires across some portions of Newfoundland.


The risk of low across Labrador, western and parts of central Newfoundland.


The risk is high across the Avalon Peninsula, Burin Peninsula, and Clarenville area.


For areas around Gander to Grand Falls-Windsor is classified as very high.


There is an extreme risk for parts of the south coast. An extreme risk means there is an extreme risk of fire and dangerous forest conditions exist. New fires will start very easily, spread rapidly, and challenge fire suppression efforts. Many forest-related activities will be banned or restricted to ensure public safety. This includes closing access to forested areas, canceling Burning Permits, restricting industrial activities, and prohibiting open fires and campfires.


Little relief is expected this week aside from a few showers.

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