Fire restrictions

Last updated: 16 June 2024 at 8:00 am

Burning restrictions are updated at 2:00 pm daily. Burning is not allowed between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm.

During wildfire risk season (15 March to 15 October), no domestic brush burning or campfires are allowed between 8:00 am and 2:00 pm. Burn restrictions are updated daily at 2:00 pm (you also need to follow municipal bylaws for your area). To report a wildfire or violations of the fire restrictions, call 1-800-565-2224 or 911.

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Burning is not allowed

Yellow circle

Burning is only allowed between 7:00 pm and 8:00 am

Green circle

Burning is allowed between 2:00 pm and 8:00 am

Jump to the fire restrictions in Nova Scotia by county table.

Fire restrictions in Nova Scotia by county
County Restriction level
Annapolis County
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Burning is not allowed
Antigonish County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Cape Breton County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Colchester County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Cumberland County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Digby County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Guysborough County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Halifax County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Hants County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Inverness County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Kings County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Lunenburg County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Pictou County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Queens County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Richmond County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Shelburne County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Victoria County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed
Yarmouth County
Red circle
Burning is not allowed