Fire restriction downgraded to fire advisory

June 25, 2015 – Leduc County’s fire restriction has been downgraded to a fire advisory, effective immediately.

Leduc County fire guardians are may issue fire permits during a fire advisory; however, residents are asked to burn only if absolutely necessary.

Individuals must use extreme caution when using burn barrels or fire pits, both of which must have spark arrestor screens in place, and it is recommended that no open outside burning be undertaken until a significant amount of moisture is received. All outdoor fires must be supervised at all times.

“With Canada Day just around the corner, we are reminding residents to obtain written permission from their local fire department prior to the discharge of fireworks,” says Brad Gurmin, Leduc County Fire Marshal. “Failure to obtain necessary permissions violates Leduc County’s fireworks bylaw and users could face an up to $5,000 fine.”

Fire bans and advisories do not apply to fires contained in cooking and heating appliances fueled by liquid fuel such as propane or natural gas.

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