To report a wildfire or forest fire, call 911 immediately.

Wildland fires are a part of the forest ecosystem. Either they can be naturally occurring or human caused but have the potential to alter the landscape. We are fortunate to live in a province with a lower risk, but taking action and preparing beforehand will help protect your family and home from the negative impacts wildfires bring. On Prince Edward Island, wildland fires do occur and on average, there are seven per year. In Canada, approximately 50% of wildland fires are human-caused and can be prevented. On Prince Edward Island, over 90% of recorded wildland fires have been human caused, and could have been prevented. Canadians are feeling the direct and indirect impacts of wildfire more each season, there’s a growing need for mitigation efforts and FireSmart education among islanders and across Canada.

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