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City of Red Deer issues full fire ban

May 11, 2016 11:08 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The City of Red Deer is issuing a full city-wide fire ban effective immediately in light of dry conditions and recent brush fires. The ban is being put in place to help prevent fires in the city, especially in its vulnerable parks. 

The fire ban covers all open fires in the city, including: 

  • Fires using charcoal, briquettes or wood in park areas
  • Open air burning, including those with existing permits
  • Backyard fire pits
  • Fireworks

In addition, all existing open air fire permits are suspended.

Certified portable propane or liquid fuelled stoves, barbeques and fire pits designed for cooking or heating are permitted. 

Emergency Services encourages residents to take extra caution to prevent fires. Proper disposal of smoking materials is very important as many fires are started by individuals throwing them out a window or discarding them in plants. 

Any contravention of this ban or the Fire Permit Bylaw may result in fees and fines being assessed to recover costs associated with Emergency Services response to the fire. 

This ban will remain in effect until conditions change, and further notice is given. 

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For more information, please contact: 

Dale Kelly
Fire Marshal
The City of Red Deer
403-406-8775

Communications and Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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