Crown land closed due to extreme fire hazard

New Brunswick – The Department of Natural Resources and Energy Development has closed all Crown land to industrial and recreational activities immediately due to extremely dry conditions across New Brunswick.

Premier Blaine Higgs said a province wide fire ban is in effect, and he said New Brunswickers need to simply stay out of the forests.

The public is also strongly encouraged to stay out of the woods on private land as well.

Dry conditions this spring have resulted in a busy forest fire season. So far this year, a total of 263 wildfires have burned more than 1,141 hectares of forest land. The 10-year average to this date is 158 wildfires and 197 hectares.

Current burning restrictions and the Provincial Forest Fire Summary are updated daily at 2 p.m. and is available online.