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Town of Drumheller Issues Fire Restriction

Posted on Mar. 19 2024

As of March 18, 2024, the Town of Drumheller has issued a fire restriction.  

The Town of Drumheller advises extreme caution and that only necessary burning should take place. Fire hazard conditions are at a level where fire can start and grow quickly. The public is asked to ensure all fires are attended to and completely extinguished before leaving unattended.  

Prohibited 

  • Consumer fireworks 
  • All burning that is not contained to a fire pit conforming to Fire Bylaw 04.07 
  • All burn permits are revoked 
  • Fires previously allowed by permit must be extinguished 

Permitted 

  • Safe, recreational fire pits that are compliant with Fire Bylaw 04.07 and may be subject to ban if conditions do not improve 
  • Natural gas, propane, electric stoves, barbecues and smokers that are CSA approved or ULC certified 
  • Solid fueled barbecue appliances, where the primary source of fuel consists of charcoal, briquettes, or wood 

There is a very high risk of fire spreading during windy conditions in any cured (dead and dry) grass fuel type, such as those that exist across the Town and the surrounding areas at the current time. Due to the rapidly changing weather conditions and the fine fuel moisture content, the Town of Drumheller may move to a fire ban with little to no notice.  

To review and subscribe to fire advisories and bans, please visit https://www.albertafirebans.ca/  

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