DNR says the BurnSafe map is back online

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reminding people to check the BurnSafe website as wildfire risk season is underway, running until October 15th.

Government is asking people to use the website to see where burning domestic brush or campfires is permitted or restricted in the province.

Domestic brush is on properties of homeowners, woodlot owners, farmers, and other non-industrial lands, while industrial brush burning still requires a paper permit.

DNR says firefighters fought a total of 441 wildfires in Nova Scotia between March and April during the last five years.

The BurnSafe map is updated daily at 2 p.m., and DNR reminds people that no burning is permitted anywhere from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on any day.

People should also check municipal bylaws, as their rules may vary.