Open fires: the ban will be lifted

Feux à ciel ouvert: l’interdiction sera levée

After ten days of prohibition, he will be allowed to make open fires on Friday morning on almost the entire territory of Quebec

Camp fires will remain, however, prohibited near the area of the Chute-des-Passes, in the north of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean and Côte-Nord, where the huge forest fire of the last days is now content, but remains active.

On Thursday evening, 14 blazes were still active in Quebec, has also informed the Society for the protection of forests against fire (SOPFEU).

This is the case of a fire of peat bog in the Bas-Saint-Laurent, has also given cold sweats to fire in the last days.

Unlike the Lac-Saint-Jean, the prohibition of open fires is thrown on the whole of the Bas-Saint-Laurent.

Since the beginning of the hot season, the SOPFEU has identified 503 fires that have ravaged over 63 000 hectares, which is more than two times higher than the average at this time of the year.

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