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Foothills County Fire Restriction

Fire Restriction – Burning Restriction

Effective immediately, a Fire Restriction has been placed on all open fires that require a permit including Fire cancelled. This Restriction will be in effect until all areas in Foothills County receive substantial changes to the current dry conditions and approval is received to lift this Restriction.

FIRE RESTRICTION – Fire Control

1.   Rick Saulnier, Fire Chief of Foothills County in consultation with Council:

a.   SUSPEND all fire permits issued under the authority of the Forest and Prairie Protection         Act,

b.   REQUIRE all outdoor fires that require a permit presently burning whether set under the authority of a fire permit or not, extinguished, and

c.   PROHIBIT the lighting of any outdoor fires that require a permit within Foothills County.

2.   This Restriction INCLUDES FIREWORKS, TORCHES or LANTERNS with open flames and any other
outdoor fires that require fire permits.

3. THIS Restriction does not apply to:

a.   Safe residential fire pits and safe campfires in campgrounds. (Non-combustible unit 36 inches in diameter or less)

b.   Gas or propane stoves / barbecues and portable propane fire pits when used according to manufacturer’s specifications.

c.   Charcoal briquette and solid fuel barbecues when used according to manufacturer’s specifications.

d.   Chiminea’s (with screen covers that are located on non-combustible surfaces).

e.   Internal household fire places.

f.    Wood pellet smokers.

g.   Incinerators (for farm and acreage use).

h.   Burning barrels (steel/metal drum no larger than 45 gallons, with screen covers that are located on a non-combustible surfaces).

4.   THIS Restriction comes into effect at 12:30 p.m. on the 21st day of April, 2020.

DATED at the Town of High River, in the Province of Alberta, this 21st day of April, 2020.

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