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Forest fires in Quebec: Here's how you can protect yourself and your community

Forest fires in Quebec: Here's how you can protect yourself and your community
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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.

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