Following the lead of provincial legislation, Corner Brook’s fire department has placed a ban on all open fires within the city until further notice.
In a prepared release, the city says the ban includes outdoor fires and unauthorized burning including: campfires, brush burning and fireworks. Gas barbecues are excluded from the ban.
The Department of Natural Resources also banned outdoor fires in and around forested areas throughout Newfoundland on Monday.
Recent hot and dry weather has raised the forest fires index to “extreme levels” in many parts of the province.