Stettler County

Fire ban downgraded to fire restriction within the County of Stettler

Fire hazard remains high in the eastern portions of the County

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.

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