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Fire Ban Issued for City of Edmonton

Fire Rescue Services

May 21, 2013

Due to prolonged dry, warm and windy conditions, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services is issuing a fire ban which prohibits burning activities including open burning, backyard fire pits, solid fuel cook stoves in parks and fireworks within the City of Edmonton. Propane or gas barbeques are still permitted.

As of Tuesday, May 21, 2013, the fire danger rating for Edmonton moved into the “extreme” category, which is calculated using the Fire Weather Index and takes into account temperature, wind conditions, humidity and fuel (ground cover) moisture levels.

The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

More information on what is permitted during a fire ban: www.edmonton.ca/firebans.

During the fire ban, the City will emphasize compliance over enforcement. However, anyone who breaks a fire ban may be subject to fines or charges if the activity causes a safety issue. This may also include covering costs for emergency services.

 

For more information:

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email 311@edmonton.ca
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