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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Reminder of fire restrictions in Red Deer County

Red Deer County Fire Services would like to remind the public that a restricted fire order is in effect for all of Red Deer County. Windy conditions and a lack of rain have created dry conditions, which can lead to a fire growing out of control.

The County requires that: 

  • All outdoor fires presently burning within Red Deer County whether set with permission or under permit of the County, be extinguished immediately. This includes all residential burn barrels. 
  • The ignition of any outdoor fires within the boundaries of Red Deer County are hereby prohibited. 
  • No new fire permits will be issued until further notice.

This ban DOES NOT apply to: 

  • Fires, which are contained within cooking and heating appliances and which are fueled by fluids, gases, or wood pellets. 
  • Fires contained within industrial facilities for operational purposes. 
  • Safe acceptable residential fire pits. 
  • Gas/Propane fueled fire pits/stoves/barbecues.

Any person violating conditions of this ban may be held liable for any damages and/or costs associated with extinguishing the fire and full prosecution with penalties, in accordance with Red Deer County Fire Services Bylaw 2012/14 and/or the Forest Prairie Protection Act RSA. Red Deer County thanks residents for their cooperation. 

For more information:
Fire Services
Red Deer County

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