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Protect your home against forest fires

By Emma Leclerc|0 min|August 2021

The forest fire season normally runs from May to September, but can vary from province to province. The number of forest fires that occur annually in Canada is approximately 7300.

To avoid causing a forest fire accidentally

  • Be aware of campfire restrictions and respect the bans.

  • If there are no bans, make sure you have a bucket of water and a shovel or rake nearby.

  • If you smoke, make sure you put out your cigarette butts in the water and not on the ground.

  • Report any overhead power lines that come into contact with trees to the authorities.

Steps you can take to avoid forest fires at home

  • Remove any accumulation of dead leaves or pine needles around the house, on the balcony, in the gutters and on the roof.
  • Maintain your lawn, water it when possible and mow dry grass and weeds.
  • Trim branches from large trees and make sure they are spaced far enough apart (5 meters from the house and 10 meters apart).
  • Replace wood, bark or rubber chips in flower beds with non-combustible alternatives such as stones or limit their use to areas away from combustible materials.
  • If you have a wooden fence attached to your home, consider replacing the attached part with a non-combustible material.
  • Keep combustible materials such as gasoline, paint or propane in a shed or garage.

To stay informed about current forest fires, visit the website of the Société de la protection des forêts contre le feu

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