July 21: Fire danger increasing in western Nova Scotia

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Today's fire conditions for western Nova Scotia counties is moderate to high after a sunny, dry weekend.   

The  Department of Natural Resources' fire index map is updated each afternoon and shows "the potential level of wildfire intensity should one break out.

Camp and brush fires are not allowed after 8 a.m. during wildfire season. The ratings for July 20 showed burning was allowed between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m., subject to municipal bylaws, in western Nova Scotia, but no brush or camp fires were allowed in Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness and Pictou counties. 

 Check the BurnSafe map at 2 p.m. daily for where and when fires are allowed. 

Organizations: Department of Natural Resources

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Antigonish, Pictou

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