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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Fire Ban in Effect for the County of Stettler

August 16, 2018 4:00 PM

Full Fire Ban in Effect

A full Fire Ban has been imposed for all of the County of Stettler the Summer Village of White Sands and the Summer Village of Rochon Sands.

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, 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 Fire Ban goes into effect immediately, Thursday, August 16, 2018.

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