Fire restrictions

Last updated: 19 July 2024 at 2:00 pm

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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Red circle

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
Yellow circle
Burning is only allowed between 7:00 pm and 8:00 am (burning is not allowed before 7:00 pm)
Antigonish County
Yellow circle
Burning is only allowed between 7:00 pm and 8:00 am (burning is not allowed before 7:00 pm)
Cape Breton County
Green circle
Burning is allowed between 2:00 pm and 8:00 am
Colchester County
Yellow circle
Burning is only allowed between 7:00 pm and 8:00 am (burning is not allowed before 7:00 pm)
Cumberland County
Green circle
Burning is allowed between 2:00 pm and 8:00 am
Digby County
Green circle
Burning is allowed between 2:00 pm and 8:00 am
Guysborough County
Yellow circle
Burning is only allowed between 7:00 pm and 8:00 am (burning is not allowed before 7:00 pm)
Halifax County
Yellow circle
Burning is only allowed between 7:00 pm and 8:00 am (burning is not allowed before 7:00 pm)
Hants County
Yellow circle
Burning is only allowed between 7:00 pm and 8:00 am (burning is not allowed before 7:00 pm)
Inverness County
Green circle
Burning is allowed between 2:00 pm and 8:00 am
Kings County
Yellow circle
Burning is only allowed between 7:00 pm and 8:00 am (burning is not allowed before 7:00 pm)
Lunenburg County
Yellow circle
Burning is only allowed between 7:00 pm and 8:00 am (burning is not allowed before 7:00 pm)
Pictou County
Yellow circle
Burning is only allowed between 7:00 pm and 8:00 am (burning is not allowed before 7:00 pm)
Queens County
Yellow circle
Burning is only allowed between 7:00 pm and 8:00 am (burning is not allowed before 7:00 pm)
Richmond County
Green circle
Burning is allowed between 2:00 pm and 8:00 am
Shelburne County
Green circle
Burning is allowed between 2:00 pm and 8:00 am
Victoria County
Green circle
Burning is allowed between 2:00 pm and 8:00 am
Yarmouth County
Green circle
Burning is allowed between 2:00 pm and 8:00 am