Fire ban now in effect for Red Deer County

By rdnewsNOW staff
May 4, 2018 - 11:47am

Red Deer County has issued a fire ban due to dry conditions. 

The County says in a press release that a lack of precipitation has created those dry conditions, adding that a fire could easily grow out of control.  
 
The County requires that: 
 
- All outdoor fires presently burning within Red Deer County whether set with permission or under permit of the County, be extinguished immediately, and 
 
- The ignition of any outdoor fires within the boundaries of Red Deer County are hereby prohibited
 
The ban DOES NOT apply to:  
 
- Fires, which are contained within cooking and heating appliances and which are fuelled by fluids, gases or charcoal briquettes
 
- Fires contained within industrial facilities for operational purposes
 
- Propane fueled fire pits  
 
The County thanks residents for their cooperation

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