A restricted fire order is in effect for all of the Red Deer County as of 4:00PM today.
The County is requiring the following items:
- All outdoor fires presently building within Red Deer County whether set with permission of the County will remain valid for the duration of the permit
- The ignition of all new outdoor fires within the boundaries of Red Deer County are prohibited
- No new fire permits will be issued until further notice
The fire ban does not apply to the following items:
- Fires, which are contained within cooking and heating appliances which are fueled by fluids, gasses, or wood pellets.
- Fires contained within industrial facilities for operational purposes.
- Safe acceptable residential fire pits
- Gas or propane fueled pits, stoves, and barbeques
- Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
*Safe acceptable residential fire pits – (a) A minimum of 1 meter clearance measured from the nearest fireplace edge to the nearest edge of a building, property lines, or other combustible material; (b) Constructed of materials such as bricks or rocks that are noncombustible; (e) The base of the fire burning area is not less than 0.3 meters above the surrounding grade; and (f) The fire chamber does not exceed 1.25 meters in width, and is at least 0.4 meters but not more than 0.6 meters in depth.
Any person violating conditions of this ban may be held liable for any damages and/or costs associated with extinguishing the fire and full prosecution with penalties, in accordance with Red Deer County Fire Services Bylaw 2012/14 and/or the Forest Prairie Protection Act RSA. Red Deer County thanks residents for their cooperation.
At this time no bans have been issued in the Lacombe County.
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