Quebec tightens restrictions on open-air fires amid coronavirus pandemic

A ban on open-air fires in or near forests has been extended to other regions in Quebec during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks said the expanded measure came into effect at 8 a.m. on Thursday for several areas, including Montreal and Laval.

The regions of Quebec City, Outouais, Mauricie, Laurentians, Lanaudière and Chaudière-Appalaches are also affected by the ban.

— With files from the Canadian Press

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