Most Of N.B. Placed Under Burn Ban

If you wanted to hold a bonfire this weekend, the province is asking you to postpone your plans.

The Government of New Brunswick has a burn ban in place for most of the province, expected to last until Sunday.

The ban is due to hot and dry areas across the province.

There is an exception, however, to northern New Brunswick.

Fires in the Madawaska, Restigouche and Gloucester counties are only restricted to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Roger Collet of the province’s Department of Natural Resources told CBC News that crews have responded to 87 fires this season.