PSA- Lethbridge County Remains Under Fire Ban Due to Extreme Fire Hazard
September 6, 2017
Lethbridge County Remains Under Fire Ban Due to Extreme Fire Hazard
LETHBRIDGE COUNTY- The fire hazard in Lethbridge County remains extreme and conditions are worsening due to the ongoing dry and windy weather.
The public is asked for their cooperation during these times of Extreme Fire Hazard. Please pay extra attention to the conditions and be aware of any activity that may cause the ignition of a fire. “It is very important that everyone takes appropriate steps to ensure that a fire does not start, as it will spread quickly under the extremely dry conditions in our region,” says Reeve Lorne Hickey.
Here are a few suggestions that can help avoid a disaster:
-Do not hesitate to call 911 if you see a fire.
-Compliance to the Fire Ban is essential.
-Dispose of all cigarette butts properly and responsibly.
-Pay attention to the use of tools and equipment that may heat or ignite grasses or other fuels.
-Eliminate the use of off-road vehicles that may ignite grass or other fuels.
-Remove and reduce combustible materials (wood, branches, leaves, dry debris, etc.) from around your home and other buildings.
Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and visit our website (www.lethcounty.ca) for updated information. Have your 72 Hour Emergency Kit ready and be prepared to respond to notifications and alerts posted by authorities.
Enforcement Officers will be patrolling all areas of the County strictly enforcing the Fire Ban.
Thank you for your cooperation during this time of extraordinary conditions.