MD of Foothills: Fire Restriction Order – Burning / Fire Ban

There is a Burning Ban on all open fires including burning barrels and Fire Works in the Municipal District of Foothill #31. All open fires are to be extinguished and any open burning permits cancelled. This ban will be in effect until all areas in the MD of Foothills receive substantial moisture and approval is received to lift the fire ban.


1. Jim Smith, Fire Chief of the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31 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 presently burning whether set under the authority of a fire permit or not, extinguished, and

c. PROHIBIT the lighting of outdoor fires within the Municipal District of Foothills # 31.

2. This order INCLUDES, FIREWORKS, BURNING BARRELS and any other outdoor fires that do not require fire permits.

3. THIS ORDER does not apply to:

a. attended fires which are contained in approved cooking facilities in registered and supervised campgrounds.

b. fires contained in industrial facilities or on industrial sites approved by the Fire Chief.

4. THIS ORDER comes into effect at 12:00 o’clock p.m. on the 31st day of July, 2014.

DATED at the Town of High River, in the Province of Alberta, this 31st day of July, 2014.

(Thank you to High Country Rural Crime Watch for sharing this with us)