QUEBEC | The department of Forestry, Wildlife and Parks has modified the prohibition of open fires in the forest or near.
The measure came into force on Sunday will change the territory affected by the ban, said the Society for the protection of forests against fire (SOPFEU) by press release.
The sectors concerned are the MRC and territories Jamésie and Eeyou Istchee in the Nord-du-Québec, le Domaine-du-Roy (Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean), the Vallée-de-l’or and Rouyn-Noranda (Abitibi-Témiscamingue), La Tuque (Mauricie), Antoine-Labelle (Laurentides), la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau (Outaouais) and Matawinie (Lanaudière).
The ban also remains in force in the perimeter covered by the ban on access to forest on lands in the domain of the State and of the closure of paths for reasons of public interest, has been provided.
The SOPFEU has recorded a dozen fires still active in Quebec, while since the beginning of the season of protection, not least 535 wildfires have affected more than 61 200 hectares of forest.