Gateway Gazette

Fire Ban for MD of Foothills Lifted

August 20, 2014 – As of 12:00 p.m. today in the M.D. of Foothills No. 31, by order of Council, has lifted the fire ban imposed on July 31, 2014. All open fires will now be allowed by obtaining a burning permit issued by a Fire Guardian. Fire guardians may request to inspect your burn pile before issuing a burn permit. Burn Permits are available free of charge.

The burning of prohibited debris is against the law. Prohibited debris includes but is not limited to this list:

  • Tires
  • Plastics
  • Household Garbage
  • Paint and paint cans
  • Used motor oil
  • Furniture
  • Treated Products

Please only burn clean burnable debris. All other material can be disposed of at the Foothills Landfill.

Thank you,
James (Jim) Smith, SCO-Fire
Foothills Fire Chief

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