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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.

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, 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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