Wildfire Alert: U.S. Consulate General Halifax, Canada

Location: Tantallon and Shelburne County, Nova Scotia; St. Andrews, New Brunswick.

Event: Wildfires burning near Tantallon, Nova Scotia; Shelburne County, Nova Scotia; and St. Andrews, New Brunswick have destroyed homes and resulted in evacuation orders for many affected communities. The Halifax Regional Municipality has declared a local state of emergency in the communities affected by the Tantallon fire.

Actions to Take: 

  • Be aware of wildfire conditions and follow guidance from local authorities.
  • Check wildfire status for updates on active wildfires and wildfires of note.
  • Residents in affected areas are asked to continue to follow local media, local municipalities, and provincial Emergency Alerts for updates and advisories.
  • Follow burn bans and restrictions that are in place across much of the Maritime provinces.
  • Avoid travel to affected areas.

The U.S. Consulate General is located at 1969 Upper Water Street, (Purdy’s Wharf Tower II) Suite 904, Halifax, Canada and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance outside of business hours, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Consulate General is 1-902-429-2480.  Our e-mail address is Halifax-ACS@state.gov.

State Department – Consular Affairs (888) 407-4747 or (202) 501-4444

For further information about security in Canada:

See the Department of State travel website for Canada Country Specific Information.

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

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