State of emergency declared over forest fires in central Newfoundland breaking news

GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, N.L. — A state of emergency has been declared in the areas of Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishop’s Falls, and the Connaigre Peninsula as forest fires cause smoke and deteriorated air quality in part of the central region. John Hogan, Ministe...

State of emergency declared over forest fires in central Newfoundland breaking news

GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, N.L. — A state of emergency has been declared in the areas of Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishop’s Falls, and the Connaigre Peninsula as forest fires cause smoke and deteriorated air quality in part of the central region. John Hogan, Ministe...

State of emergency declared over forest fires in central Newfoundland breaking news
07 Ağustos 2022 - 03:57

Breaking NewsGRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, N.L. — A state of emergency has been declared in the areas of Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishop’s Falls, and the Connaigre Peninsula as forest fires cause smoke and deteriorated air quality in part of the central region.
John Hogan, Minister of Justice and Public Safety declared a state of emergency on Saturday evening. A release from the province said it’s a precautionary measure, and “there is no immediate fire hazard to homes or residents.”
“As part of this declaration, the provincial government continues to work with emergency management partners and others to address the ongoing forest fires in the Central region of the island portion of the province,” the release reads. “Officials continue to meet and coordinate the response with the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor and the Town of Bishop’s Falls.”
According to the release, residents are encouraged to contact 811 or to see a health care provider if they experience any new or concerning symptoms which could be related to the heat or smoke and Central Health will be supporting efforts to move people who require additional care so that they are not in the immediate vicinity of the smoke.
Residents are encouraged to contact the Canadian Red Cross at 1-800-222-9597 for information on emergency lodging,