Burn­ing re­stric­tions eased as show­ers con­tain wild­fires

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - OBITUARIES/NEWS -

The New Brunswick gov­ern­ment is eas­ing burn­ing re­stric­tions after rain helped con­tain a se­ries of wild­fires in the prov­ince.

No new fires were re­ported Sun­day and most of the fires that broke out on Satur­day are un­der con­trol or have been ex­tin­guished.

After a nearly week­long fire ban, some burn­ing will be al­lowed in the prov­ince be­tween Sun­day evening and Monday morn­ing.

A spokesman for the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment says Monday’s weather will dic­tate whether the fire ban is re­in­stated.

Shawn Berry says more than 100 crew helped bat­tle 10 wild­fires that burned about 12.3 hectares over the week­end.

A min­is­te­rial or­der bar­ring forestry op­er­a­tions be­tween noon and 8 p.m. re­mains in ef­fect.

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