County enacts ban on fires

A dry start to spring has forced Red Deer County to enact a fire ban. As of Saturday the only fires in the county allowed are those contained within heating or cooking apparatus and are fuelled by fluids, gases or charcoal briquettes. Fires contained within industrial facilities for operational purposes are also allowed, while all other types of fires are banned. Any person violating the conditions of this ban may be held liable for any damages and/or costs associated with extinguishing the fire and full prosecution with penalties, in accordance with the Red Deer County Fire Services bylaw, 2005/10 and/or the Forest Prairie Protection Act.

A dry start to spring has forced Red Deer County to enact a fire ban.

As of Saturday the only fires in the county allowed are those contained within heating or cooking apparatus and are fuelled by fluids, gases or charcoal briquettes.

Fires contained within industrial facilities for operational purposes are also allowed, while all other types of fires are banned.

Any person violating the conditions of this ban may be held liable for any damages and/or costs associated with extinguishing the fire and full prosecution with penalties, in accordance with the Red Deer County Fire Services bylaw, 2005/10 and/or the Forest Prairie Protection Act.