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Quiet Forest Fire Season In N.B.

By Allan Dearing Nov 1, 2022 | 6:06 PM

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The 2022 forest fire season has officially ended in New Brunswick and it was a quiet year compared to years past.

Provincial wildfire prevention officer Roger Collet said there were fewer fires and not as much land was scorched.

“Your average over a ten-year period would have been about 273 fires covering about 472 hectares. This year we had 195 fires for 152 hectares… so quite a bit lower.”

Collet said provincial firefighters are often sent elsewhere to help out but this year they weren’t needed.

“When provinces in the West came looking for help, they managed to find it a little bit closer such as in Ontario and maybe even some of the western provinces that were not having any fires at the time.”

In September, Collet added many firefighters went to Nova Scotia to assist in the Hurricane Fiona cleanup effort.


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