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NEW FOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

 

Forest Fire Statistics for Newfoundland and Labrador for 2013:

  • Total number of fires: 101
  • Total hectares burned: 48 101.4 hectares


Ten year average statistics:

  • Average number of fires: 121
  • Average hectares burned: 35 517.4 hectares

The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador’s most important fire prevention concern:

  • Grass fires at the beginning of the Forest Fire season due to spring burning by home and land owners.


Agency Initiatives

Prevention Initiatives that the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador use:

  • There is a Toll Free number to call to report a forest fire in Newfoundland and Labrador during the fire season:

             1-866-709-FIRE
          1-866-709-3473

  • Radio advertisements are announced throughout the fire season on local radio stations around the province.

  • In the winter of 2010 and edited version of "The Home Owners FireSmart Manual – Protecting Your Home From Wildfire" was personalized for Newfoundland and Labrador and a FireSmart Brochure was also designed and completed. Both of these are available on pdf.

  • In the summer of 2013 a community FireSmart Assessment was conducted in an area of the Province affected by hurricane Igor from 2010.  This initiative will see a community working together alongside Natural Resources staff to find solutions to wildfire mitigation challenges in the Wildland/Urban Interface.  The goal is to eventually receive community recognition under the FireSmart Canada Community Recognition Program.