Fire ban issued for Leduc County
April 27, 2015 – All areas of Leduc County are under a fire ban, starting today at 10 a.m. until further notice, due to extremely dry conditions, forecasted temperatures and windy conditions.
“In an effort to keep the county safe from fire, Leduc County Fire Services has issued a fire ban,” says Brad Gurmin, Fire Marshal. “This means all fires in Leduc County are prohibited, unless contained in cooking and heating appliances fueled by liquid fuel.”
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, burning barrels and the discharge of fireworks.
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.