Red Deer County and Town of Sylvan Lake lift fire bans

The County and Town have lifted the fire ban thanks to cooler, wet weather.

The cooler weather and increase in precipitation has brought the end of the fire ban for Red Deer County.

At 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon, the County lifted the ban on fires.

With the ban lifted, camp fires are allowed within the County so long as it is contained in an “acceptable fire pit.”

However, permits for all open fires are still required within the county.

Fire Services in Red Deer County will continue to monitor the weather. A fire ban may be put back into place should hot and dry temperatures return to the area.

While the County has rescinded its fire ban the Town of Sylvan Lake has not.

As of 8 a.m. Tuesday morning the fire ban in Sylvan Lake was also ended.

The ban on fire in town has been lifted in time fore the September-long weekend.

The Town of Sylvan Lake asks residnets and visitors to enjoy the warmth of a campfire responsibly over the long weekend.

Just Posted

Let the Games begin!

Team Alberta takes home gold and silver in speed skating on day one

WATCH: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Athletes’ medals unveiled at the official kick-off of 2019 Canada Winter Games

Medals depict Central Alberta landscape and pay tribute to First Nations

Sylvan Lake looks to add an adopt-a-road program

A policy for the newly proposed program will come forward to council at a later date

WATCH: Canada Winter Games are finally here

Final leg of torch relay kicked off at Fort Normandeau

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Body found after apparent house explosion in Calgary, police investigating

Sgt. Dwayne Lepchuk declined to say whose remains were found

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Deported B.C. man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Len Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

Sex abuse survivors to meet with Vatican summit organizers

Pope Francis has urged participants to meet with abuse victims before they came to Rome

Ex-FBI official: ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

Andrew McCabe said FBI had good reason to open a counterintelligence investigation into whether Trump was in league with Russia

Most Read