Due to dry windy conditions, a full fire ban has been imposed for all of the County of Stettler

Violators may be charged under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act

Due to dry windy conditions, a full fire ban has been imposed for all of the County of Stettler

Due to dry windy conditions, a full fire ban has been imposed for all of the County of Stettler and includes the Summer Village of White Sands and the Summer Village of Rochon Sands.

The fire ban:

1. PROHIBITS the issuance of fire permits by County of Stettler Fire Guardians;

2. SUSPENDS all outstanding fire permits issued under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act;

3. REQUIRES that all outdoor fires presently burning, whether set under the authority of a fire permit or not, be extinguished immediately;

4. INCLUDES all open fires, camp fires, fires used for cooking, briquette barbecues, burning barrels, chimeneas, briquette/propane fire pits, portable fire pits including those contained in designated fire facilities and the discharge of all fireworks.

THIS FIRE BAN does not apply to:

1. Fires which are contained in cooking appliances which are fuelled by liquid fuel (propane, natural gas) – i.e. barbecues, Coleman stoves; and

2. Internal household fire places with approved spark arrester – i.e. a fine screen used to prevent sparks from leaving the chimney.

A person who sets a fire not allowed under this ban will be responsible for the costs of extinguishing the fire pursuant to the County of Stettler Bylaw 1561-16 and may be charged under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act.

This ban comes into effect at 8 a.m. on May 7 and will continue until further notice.

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