Wildfire Alert: U. S. Consulate General Quebec City, Canada

Event:  Wildfires in Quebec – National Park Closures

Location: Throughout Quebec

Event: Wildfires burning throughout northern Quebec continue to spread.  Société de protection des forêts contre le feu (SOPFEU) indicated that as of Sunday, June 4, there were 153 fires, and they are unable to bring them under control, resulting in the closure of some national parks.  Below is a list of closed national parks:

  • National Park of Aiguebelle
  • National Park of Fjord-du-Saguenay
  • National Park of Monts-Valin
  • National Park of Opémican
  • National Park of Pointe-Taillon
  • Tourism Center of Lac-Kénogami
  • Nature Reserve of Ashuapmushuan
  • Nature Reserve La Vérendrye
  • Nature Reserve of Port-Cartier-Sept-Îles
  • Nature Reserve of Rouge-Matawin
  • Nature Reserve of Saint-Maurice

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 some of the province.
  • Avoid travel to affected areas.
  • Monitor the news and social media for the latest updates and closures, including but not limited to:
    • Twitter @SOPFEU (Société de protection des forêts contre le feu)
    • Twitter @fbonnardelSAQ (Minister of Public Safety)
    • Twitter @sureteduquebec (Ministry of Public Safety)
    • Twitter @environmentca (Environment Canada)

For Assistance:

The U.S. Consulate General is located at 2 Pl. Terr. Dufferin, Quebec City, Canada, and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, with the exception of U.S. and Canadian holidays.  If you are a U.S. citizen in need of urgent assistance, the emergency after-hours number for the U.S. Consulate General is 418-692-2095.  Our e-mail address is QuebecACS@state.gov.

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

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