StettlerLocal.com from Stettler County May 2, 2023 at 5:15 pm
Due to dry conditions, a Fire Ban has been imposed for all of the County of Stettler.
THIS FIRE BAN:
PROHIBITS the issuance of fire permits by County of Stettler Fire Guardians;
SUSPENDS all outstanding fire permits issued under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act;
REQUIRES that all outdoor fires presently burning, whether set under the authority of a fire permit or not, be extinguished immediately;
INCLUDES all open fires, camp fires, fires used for cooking, briquette barbecues, burning barrels, and the discharge of all fireworks.
THIS FIRE BAN does not apply to:
Fires which are contained in cooking appliances which are fuelled by liquid fuel (propane, natural gas) – i.e. barbecues, Coleman stoves; and
CSA-approved portable fire pits fuelled by liquid fuel propane or natural gas; and
Internal household fireplaces with approved spark arrester – i.e. a fine screen used to prevent sparks from leaving the chimney.
A person who sets a fire not allowed under this ban will be responsible for the costs of extinguishing the fire pursuant to County of Stettler Bylaws and may be charged under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act.
THIS BAN comes into effect on the 1st day of May 2023 and will continue until further notice.
— Mark Dennis Regional Fire Chief