Gateway Gazette

High River Fire Chief Announces Burning Ban

HIGH RIVER, AB: High River Fire Chief Len Zebedee has imposed a burning ban in town, effective immediately.

“Given the situation in Fort McMurray this week and the continuing hot, dry conditions all over the province we are taking precautions to minimize the risk and protect our town and its occupants,” says Zebedee.

The ban applies to all open fires including fireworks in the Town of High River. All open fires are to be extinguished and lighting outdoor fires or recreational fires is strictly prohibited. The ban does not apply to propane or charcoal barbeques.

This ban will be in effect until all areas in the town receive substantial moisture and approval is received to lift the fire ban.

Effective May 4, the MD of Foothills has also placed a burning ban on all open fires, any open burning permits have been cancelled and new burning permits will not be issued. More information is available on their website .

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