A fire advisory is in effect for the Big Lakes County Permit Area.
Under this advisory:
Fireworks and all heavy fuel burning, including machine-piled brush piles and windrows are suspended. A Prevention Officer may issue new fire permits for light fuels on a site-by-site basis after an inspection. Essential burning of larger fuels may be permitted at the discretion of a Prevention Officer.
What is allowed:
Safe wood campfires in campgrounds (within fire rings), backyards, or random camping areas*
Barbeque – Charcoal briquettes
Portable propane fire pits
Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
*Safe wood campfires – should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring. They are required to:
a) be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;
b) have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving;
c) have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire.
The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.