Do you know about the fire danger rating?
Every day and for each region, starting in the Spring, the Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU) issues a fire danger rating. We invite you to consult the website https://sopfeu.qc.ca/ and obtain authorization from the municipality before lighting an open fire by calling 819-842-2977.
Fire danger rating, in short :
Bas (blue) – open fires authorized
Modéré (green) – open fires authorized
Élevé (yellow) – open fires not authorized
Très élevé (orange) – open fires not authorized
Extrême (red) – open fires not authorized
Fireplace with a spark arrester
If you have a fireplace with a spark arrester (with maximum openings of 1 cm by 1 cm), placed on a paving stone or on an open ground of clay or gravel, you can continue to enjoy the warmth of a good fire, even when there is a ban on open fires.