Leduc County announces fire ban

Dry conditions, warm winds drying farmland out and creating problems

  • Apr. 1, 2016 5:00 p.m.

LEDUC COUNTY PRESS RELEASE: As of 10 a.m. today, Leduc County is under a fire ban. More from Leduc County website:

 

Leduc County under a fire ban

All areas of Leduc County are under a fire ban, effective April 1 at 10 a.m. until further notice, due to extremely dry conditions, forecasted temperatures and windy conditions.

“Leduc County Fire Services has issued a fire ban in an effort to keep the county safe from fire,” says Brad Gurmin, Fire Marshal. “With the cooperation of all residents and visitors, we can minimize the fire risk in the county.”

While under a fire ban, Leduc County’s fire guardians are prohibited from issuing fire permits, all fire permits previously issued are suspended and all outdoor fires presently burning must be extinguished immediately.

The fire ban prohibits open fires, campfires, fires used for cooking or warmth, burning barrels and the discharge of fireworks.

The fire ban does not apply to fires contained in cooking and heating appliances which are fueled by liquid fuel.

Any individual responsible for setting a fire prohibited under the ban will be responsible for the costs of extinguishing the fire, pursuant to Leduc County bylaws, and may be charged under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act.

Learn more about fire bans in Leduc County.

View current fire advisories and bans in Alberta (Alberta Fire Bans).

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