Town of Sylvan Lake under fire ban

The ban was issued Thursday morning

Due to dry conditions, the Town of Sylvan Lake has now issued a fire ban within the town’s limits.

The fire ban was issued just before 9 a.m. on Aug. 9, and will remain in effect until the Fire Chief says conditions have suitably changed.

The Fire Ban includes a ban on:

• Incinerators (for farm and acreage use);

• Camp stoves;

• Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes);

• Recreational camp fires; and

• Chimeneas.

The current fire ban does not effect the use of “internal household fireplaces, and liquid fuel barbeques (propane and natural gas).”

However, the Town does remind residents and visitors to never leave an open flame unattended.

“Due to dry conditions, the Town of Sylvan Lake, and the Sylvan Lake Fire Department also remind the public to dispose of cigarette butts responsibly,” a press release from the Town states.

On Aug. 8, Red Deer County also placed a fire ban on the county, which remain in effect until further notice.

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