Credits: JACK BOLAND/QMI AGENCY
Newfoundland and Labrador will have to celebrate Canada's 145th birthday without pops, bangs, and barbecues on the beach.
Forest fires and dry conditions led to the province's Department of Natural Resources to ban fireworks across N.L. Sunday.
"Consumer (family) fireworks used by untrained people in their backyards, cabins, or near wooded areas are not permitted," a statement on the department's site says. "Aerial fireworks used by trained and licensed professionals during scheduled events are permitted."
The outdoor fire ban also restricts open fires, the use of outdoor wood burning devices, and backyard fires, including beach fires.
The department says that recent dry weather and hot temperatures experienced in the province have heightened the forest fire threat throughout many areas.
The outdoor fire ban will be lifted when weather and forest conditions warrant.