Fire ban now in effect for Red Deer County

Fire ban now in effect for Red Deer County

The County issued the ban as of 12 p.m. on May 4

A fire ban is now in effect for all of Red Deer County. A lack of recent precipitation has created dry conditions, which can easily 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, and
  • The ignition of any outdoor fires within the boundaries of Red Deer County are hereby prohibited.

This ban DOES NOT apply to:

  • Fires, which are contained within cooking and heating appliances and which are fuelled by fluids, gases or charcoal briquettes.
  • Fires contained within industrial facilities for operational purposes.
  • Propane fueled fire pits

Red Deer County thanks residents for their cooperation.

– Submitted by Red Deer County