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Fire Safety in Our Community and 
What You Can Do!

Wild Fires in Canada

In Canada, wildfires or forest fires are common in forested and grassland regions from May to September, which can cause extensive damage and put lives in danger. Find information here or on the photo to how you can be better prepared for wildfires and download your emergency plan kit.  

Get your 72 Hour Preparedness Kit here!  


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Category 1 and Fire Season

What is fire season?

The third Monday in April until the end of October.  Category 1 burning info is updated daily after 2:00 at Daily Update or by calling 

1-866-458-8080.  Most fires in our area will be campfires or Category 1.

What is a Category 1:

Campfires & burning woody material such as: 

• Piles three metres in diameter or smaller. 
• Piles no more than two metres high. 
• Burning within 60 metres of forestland. 
• No more than four piles burning at one time. 
• Multiple piles must be at least 10 metres apart. 


Source and more info click on photo below or  here...

If you light a fire, you must make sure it is extinguished before leaving the area.

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Category 2 - 4    &
Permit Requirements

What type of fire requires more detailed permission?

It depends on the type of fire and where you plan to burn. For small amounts of brush and debris (Category 1) fires,reference above.  

Category 2 - 4  fires require permits and inspection by a Forest Services officer from Natural Resources.  Click  on the photo blow or here for more information and brochure.


Failure to comply with any of the above is an offence. For more information, contact your local Natural Resources office.



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Questions and Answers

Not certain if your fire pit meets Provincial guidelines?  Are propane deck stoves acceptable during Fire Ban?

Click here for Q&A and on the photo for Fire Pit Guidelines!


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New Brunswick And FireSmart

 To learn more about protecting your home and family, click on the photo below or here.  FireSmart is a program in conjunction with NB Fire Watch.  Photo source FireSmart NB.

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Did You Know?

The Myth of Grass Fires

To many people, burning grass is
a tradition, almost a rite of spring.
On closer examination, however,
the reasons for spring grass burning are largely unfounded and rather than being beneficial, grass burning
is destructive and dangerous....

Source and learn more by clicking here...

Did You Know?  Grass fires require permits, written burn plans and pre-inspection by a forest service officer.


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How far can an ember travel?

Carried by the wind, embers on average travel as far as 2 kilometres before falling, still capable of instantly igniting the right fuel. There have also been documented instances of embers travelling 17 kilometres!

Fireworks over the lake are OK even during a fire ban (Red)!


Unfortunately Fireworks fired over the lake are no safer than being used in the backyard.  Residents should refrain from using fireworks if the area is in a Red or No Burn category.  

Fire Works Safety can be found here

or watch this video


What should you do if you spot a wildfire that seems to be unattended? Call 911 or call the Natural Resources and Energy Development office closest to you.

(Canterbury 506) 279-6005)


Provide the following facts:


  • Your name

  • Your telephone number

  • The exact location of the fire

  • A description of what is burning

  • The size of the fire

  • Is anyone fighting the fire?

  • Access to the fire

Source and Info click here.​

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