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For a safe campfire


The forest fire situation… at your fingertips!


You love getting out into the woods and exploring Quebec’s natural charms? Have you thought about forest fires? Download the SOPFEU mobile application and you can stay up to date on the danger of forest fires at all times, and act accordingly. The geolocation option tells you about the forest fire danger right in your area and in your favourite regions. You can also activate certain alerts, depending on your needs, such as news releases, preventive measures, forest fire danger and new fires, and track a specific active fire.

For Android and Apple platforms. Download the SOPFEU application and make the most of Quebec’s beautiful forests.

You can also download a small guide summarizing all its functionalities:

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For a safe campfire!

It’s always nice to relax around a campfire on a fine summer evening. Provided that there is no ban on outdoor fires, SOPFEU encourages you to enjoy your campfire safely, by following a few basic rules.

  • Don’t make a campfire on windy days.
  • Wait until dark before lighting your fire, when the air is cooler and more humid.
  • If possible, use a fire pit with a spark screen.
  • If that is not possible, make your fire on a rocky surface far from trees.
  • Make sure your fire is no more than 1 metre across.
  • Keep an eye on it, and don’t leave it unattended.
  • Before you leave, make sure the fire is out and the ashes are cold.


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Source: Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU), April 2016

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