UPDATE: Lacombe County lifts fire ban

By Kirsten Dennis and Josh Hall
September 6, 2017 - 1:34pm Updated: September 13, 2017 - 1:26pm

UPDATE [1:20 p.m. Sept. 13] - Effective immediately, Lacombe County has lifted its fire ban.

Fire permits are still required for all outdoor fires, excluding fires used for cooking or warming purposes and burning barrels.

The public is asked to make sure all fires are completely extinguished before leaving them unattended. Fire permits can be requested through the County's iPhone app (myLacombeCounty), through the online Fire Permit Request form, over the phone, or in person.

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Effective immediately, Lacombe County has issued a fire ban for the County. 

No new permits will be issued, and existing permits are hereby cancelled. 

No burning barrels are permitted under this ban.

Fires for cooking or warming purposes, gas/propane stoves, barbeques and portable propane fire pits are permitted, but must be attended at all times. 

This ban affects all Lacombe County residents, but does not pertain to residents within the City of Lacombe. 

The Lacombe Fire Department recognizes the dry conditions within the city limits, but it is their belief that by adhering to section 13 of the City of Lacombe's Fire Services Bylaw 389 they can maintain low risk and allow citizens to continue enjoying backyard fires. These fires must continue to be contained in regulation-compliant fire pits. 

This ban remains in effect until further notice is issued through Lacombe County. 

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