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.
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:
- 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.