The ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs 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 May 15 at 4 p.m. This measure was in effect since May 7.
There are currently 9 fires in activity, but firefighting operations are progressing rapidly, with all fires under control. Since the start of the protection season, 232 forest fires have affected 234.2 hectares. The average for the last 10 years at this time of the year is 128 fires for an area of 106.7 hectares.