Government of New Brunswick

Reduce the risk of losing it to wildfire:


  • Store gas and other dangerous liquids in safe containers.
  •  Keep those containers away from occupied buildings.


  • Keep tanks a safe distance from buildings. (In case of fire, valves can be shut down.)
  • Keep the surrounding area clear of vegetation.


  • Clean roof and gutters regularly. 
  • Keep a screen over every chimney or stovepipe opening. (Make sure it is non-flammable.)
  •  Remove any tree limbs near a stove or chimney opening.  (Within three metres)
  • Remove lower branches from tree trunks.  (Recommended height:  three to five metres)
  • Have fire tools handy.  (For example:  ladder that will reach the roof, shovel, rake, water bucket)
  •  All roads and driveways should be at least five metres wide.
  • Post your name and address at the entrance to your driveway.
  • Clean leaves and debris from around buildings.
  • Have at least two entrance and exit routes from your house.
  • Space your shrubs at least 4.5 metres apart.
  • Names of roads should be indicated at all intersections.
  • Garden hose should be connected to an outlet.
  • Use a fire-safe container to dispose of ashes and charcoal.
  • If it will burn – keep it away from buildings.  

(For example:  firewood, picnic table, boat.) .