Fire advisory issued for Drayton Valley and Brazeau County

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
May 1, 2018 - 4:55pm Updated: May 2, 2018 - 6:10am

With warm temperatures and a persistent dry wind over the past couple of weeks, the risk of fires breaking out in the Drayton Valley area has started to grow. 

That has prompted a fire advisory to be issued for Brazeau County and the Town of Drayton Valley that will come into effect May 2 at 8 a.m. 

The advisory means that no new fire permits will be issued, and the advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.

The following fires are still permitted:

    ▪    Burns with approved fire permits issued prior to May 1st (no extension of permits will be granted)

    ▪    Internal household fire places

    ▪    Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)

    ▪    Burn barrel (steel/metal drum no larger than 45 gallons- for Agriculture lands)

    ▪    Solid Fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)

    ▪    Bylaw compliant backyard and camping fires

    ▪    Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designed camping and recreational areas

    ▪    Portable propane fire pits and appliances

For more information on fire advisories, bans and current fires across the province visit albertafirebans.ca

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