Forest fires in Port-Cartier: residents can return home

Forest fires in Port-Cartier: residents can return home
Forest fires in Port-Cartier: residents can return home

“Please remain calm and careful when traveling,” the City asked on its social networks, adding that this decision is accompanied by an alert status.

“In the event that the situation threatens the city again, please remain in communication with the immediate members of your family and prepare what is necessary for an efficient and rapid evacuation of your home,” added the City in a press release.

Moreover, the state of emergency is still maintained for a period of five days.

The City had indicated that despite the work of firefighting teams, the state of the fires had changed little on Sunday.

According to the municipality, teams from the Society for the Protection of Forests Against Fire (SOPFEU) continued their interventions on the ground, in addition to watering using air tankers and a helicopter. Pruning operations were also carried out by municipal teams to protect strategic infrastructure.

Improved air quality

Smoke from forest fires no longer causes poor air quality in Port-Cartier and Sept-Îles, Monday morning, according to Environment Canada, which warns, however, that a change in wind direction could lead to a deterioration of air quality in the coming hours.

Sunday morning, Environment Canada issued a special weather forecast covering the Sept-Îles and Port-Cartier sectors to warn that smoke from forest fires could cause poor air quality and reduced visibility.

Early Monday morning, this bulletin was amended to indicate that smoke was no longer causing poor air quality in these municipalities. However, it was specified that the air quality could become poor again if the winds change direction during the day.

In its own update on the fire situation, transmitted Sunday evening on social networks, the City of Port-Cartier also mentioned that air quality will once again be an issue to monitor during the day on Monday .

With information from Noovo Info



NEXT To lower electricity prices, the next government will have to change the rules