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No fire ban in Red Deer for now

May 6, 2016 11:46 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The Alberta Government issued a province-wide fire ban yesterday, but it does not apply to cities and towns, including Red Deer.

As a precaution Red Deer Emergency Services has assessed the conditions in Red Deer and has determined a fire ban within the city is not required at this time. If conditions change over the weekend, a fire ban will be issued.

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.

If you have a backyard fire pit, please review the to confirm that it is properly constructed. It is important that you have a method of extinguishment at the ready, such as a garden hose. It’s also important to maintain supervision of the fire and ensure it is completely extinguished after use. If it becomes windy, please extinguish the fire to prevent sparks blowing into dry areas.

Response to noncompliant fire pits or use of fire pits may result in fines and response fees being assessed.

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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