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Reminder to Red Deerians about city-wide fire ban

May 17, 2016 2:49 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The City of Red Deer issued a full city-wide fire ban last week in light of dry conditions and recent brush fires. Since that time, several violations have been reported, fines have been issued and Emergency Services has been called to a number of brush/grass fires.

Emergency Services encourages residents to take extra caution to prevent fires. Proper disposal of smoking materials is very important. Fires are easily started by individuals throwing smoking materials out a window or discarding them in plants, especially with these dry conditions.

Any contravention of this ban or the Fire Permit Bylaw may result in fees and fines being assessed to recover costs associated with Emergency Services response to the fire.

The fire ban covers all open fires in the city, including:

• Fires or smokers using charcoal, briquettes or wood
• Open air burning, including those with existing permits
• Backyard fire pits
• Fireworks

In addition, all existing open air fire permits are suspended. Certified portable propane or liquid fuelled stoves, barbeques and fire pits designed for cooking or heating are permitted.

This ban will remain in effect until conditions change, and further notice is given.

For more information, please contact:

Dale Kelly
Fire Marshal
The City of Red Deer

Communications and Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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