AMHERST – Provinces all across the Maritimes, and now Nova Scotia as well, have set a ban on open campfires and bonfires.
The combination of low humidity, high winds, and lack of rain in recent days has caused the threat level of wildfires to rise to extreme levels, so until a few good days of rain arrive Nova Scotians will have to refrain from having campfires or bonfires in the open.
There is an exception however, with campgrounds where fire pits are available for use. These areas are not banned, considering that fires there are watched more closely. Barbeques are also permitted.
For more information on the ban you can visit the natural resources website.