The Fire ban has been downgraded to a fire restriction within the County of Stettler.
Fire Hazard remains high in the Eastern portions of the County of Stettler, according to a release.
New fire permits will not be issued for large open fires such as burning brush, burning pits or major burns such as old buildings until further notice.
This fire restriction:
1. PROHIBITS the issuance of fire permits and the discharge of all fire works;
2. ALLOWS safe fires in burning barrels/incinerators provided they are equipped with metal mesh screens, located on non-combustible surface a minimum of three meters from any combustible material including buildings;
3. ALLOWS recreational campfires contained by non-combustible material with a metal mesh screen, as well as charcoal briquette barbecues, propane/gas barbecue, and propane/gas fire pits. All types must be supervised and extinguished before leaving unattended;
4. ALLOWS Fire Department authorized burning at waste transfer sites with extreme caution.
This FIRE RESTRICTION comes into effect May 20th and will continue until further notice.