NB Forest Fire Season Off To A Quiet Start

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 06:01 AM

The forest fire season in New Brunswick is now officially underway and it is getting off to a quiet start.

While much of the southern half of the province has lost its snow cover except in wooded areas, the north still has lots of snow.

Provincial wildfire prevention officer Roger Collet says a few small grass fires have been reported but nothing serious yet.

"Everything is still fairly wet.  There is not anything specific that we are looking for.  We are just keeping an eye on the weather.  Things will start to dry up.  We're definitely keeping an eye on weather conditions," he notes.

Collet says once the ground dries up, it does so quickly and dead leaves, grasses and branches can easily ignite.