Due to dry conditions, a Fire Ban has been imposed for all of the County of Stettler.
This 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, 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. CSA approved portable fire pits fulled by liquid fuel propane or natural gas; and 3. 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 and may be charged under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act.
This ban comes into effect on the 3rd day of May and will continue until further notice.
For additional information, please contact the County of Stettler at 403-742-4441.