July 25: Rain wets down fire danger in western Nova Scotia

Published on July 25, 2014

Thursday's rain has lowered the fire danger forecast for the province, with most of western Nova Scotia in the low to moderate risk category. Parts of Hants and Queens counties are still at a high risk of forest fire. 

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 24 showed burning was allowed between 2 p.m. and 8 a.m. in Digby, Annapolis, Kings, Lunenburg and Cumberland counties, subject to municipal bylaws. Burning between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. was allowed in the rest of the province, except in Antigonish, Guysborough and Inverness counties where no brush or camp fires were allowed. 

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