As summer steps into high gear in the province, forest fires are becoming more and more prominent. All over Quebec, and more importantly in the regions of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Côte-Nord, Mauricie, Nord-du-Québec and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, it's important to be extemely cautious. Here are a few friendly guidelines to follow that will help protect you and your community:
Restrict your access to the forest
As it's no longer permitted to access certain forests in the province, consult the new regulations here.
Avoid open-air fires
The Government of Quebec has issued certain restrictions from hosting open-air fires in the province. The full restrictions can be found here.
Signal a fire when you can
If you witness a forest fire nearby, make sure to signal it by reaching out to SOPFEU, at 1-800-463-FEUX (3389).
Consult available shelters
If you or someone you know has been evacuated from their home, consult the list of available shelters here.
Stay updated on the current forest fires in the region
Get live updates on the forest fires in the province by consulting SOPFEU.