A fire ban for the city of Red Deer has been lifted, but The City asks residents to exercise caution as dry conditions persist across the province. Red Deer’s current fire danger risk is Low, as identified by Alberta Climate Information Services.
Red Deer Emergency Services, Environmental Initiatives and Parks continue to monitor the conditions and a fire ban will be issued if the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) reaches 7 or greater, of if the Fine Fuel Moisture Content (FFMC) or Initial Spread Index (ISI) from the Alberta Climate Information Services reaches Extreme.
Residents are asked to do their part to reduce the fire risk:
- Do not throw out cigarettes into easily combustible materials, such as vegetation, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss, dried grass mulch, leaves, or similar items. They can easily catch fire.
- Do not discard smoking materials out vehicle windows.
- Ensure fire pits are properly monitored and fully extinguished.
- Learn more about proper use of fire pits by reviewing the rules and regulations in Fire Permit Bylaw 3387/2007 (pdf).
Red Deerians are encouraged to monitor provincial fire bans by visiting www.albertafirebans.ca and the Air Quality Index (AQHI) (www.airquality.alberta.ca/map) when planning outdoor activities.
For more information on fire bans across the province, visit https://albertafirebans.ca/.