Fire ban in effect for the Town of Sylvan Lake

The ban was put into effect at 3 p.m. this afternoon

The Town of Sylvan Lake is officially under a fire ban.

The ban was put in place as of 3 p.m. on Sept. 6 due to dry and windy conditions in the region.

The fire ban will be in effect until further notice, according to the Town.

The desicion to enforce a ban was a joint effort between the Town and the Sylvan Lake Fire Department.

The ban affects the use of: incinerators, camp stoves, solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes), recreational camp fires and chimeneas.

Currently the ban does not include the use of internal household fireplaces or the use of liquid fuel barbecues (propane or natural gas).

The Town and fire department would like to remind everyone to never leave an open flame unattended and to dispose of cigarette butts responsibly.