June 24, 2021

Fire Restrictions in Effect

FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT

A FIRE RESTRICTION is in place for the Yellowhead County Fire Permit Area due to hot and dry conditions, which will increase the fire danger.

Under this restriction:

Existing fire permits are suspended;

All outdoor fires presently burning under permit must be extinguished, unless approved to continue by a Yellowhead County Fire Guardian;

Safe wood campfires within fire rings in campgrounds and backyard fire pits are allowed.

Prohibited:

Wood campfires on public land

Fireworks and exploding targets

Allowed:

Wood campfires on private land

Wood campfires within provincial campgrounds in a designated campfire ring

Backyard fire pits on private land

Charcoal briquette barbeques

Propane or natural gas fueled appliances

Indoor wood fires

Open flame oil devices

Remember to check the hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) and remove debris before and after use.

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.

The fire restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.