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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.

Details

Start:
August 16 @ 12:00 AM
End:
August 17 @ 12:00 AM