Press releases

Toutes les régions / July 17, 2023

Complete lift on the ban on open fires in or in the vicinity of a forest

The ministère des Ressources naturells et des Forêts has decided to lift the ban on open fires in or in the vicinity of a forest. This decision, taken in collaboration with the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU), therefore results in the complete lift of the ban starting on July 17 at 8 a.m. This measure was in effect since may.

Provincial summary

There is (are) currently 23 fire(s) in activity, but firefighting operations are progressing rapidly, with all fires (contained or under control). Since the start of the protection season,  507 fires have affected 1 503 138.3 hectares. The average for the last 10 years at this time of the year is 314 fires for an area of 15 683.3 hectares.

Service de la prévention et des communications :

SIÈGE SOCIAL (médias nationaux)
Stéphane Caron
418 871-3341

Isabelle Gariépy
418 295-2300

Josée Poitras
418 275-6400

Melanie Morin
819 449-4271