Dry July creates busy fire season in N.B.

Wild roses in NE Moncton, 14 July 2015 (Dearing)

Wild roses in NE Moncton, 14 July 2015 (Dearing)

Prior to today in Greater Moncton, only 1 mm of rain had fallen this July which is dramatically different from a very wet June.

Some rain across New Brunswick this afternoon helped lower the fire risk and a province-wide burn ban has been lifted.

The Department of Natural Resources is having a busier forest fire season compared to last year.

More than 180 fires have been recorded in New Brunswick so far in 2015 which DNR officials say is much higher than this time last year.

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