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Fire Advisory in Effect for Lethbridge County

Post Date:10/25/2018 7:03 AM
LETHBRIDGE COUNTY– Lethbridge County has issued a Fire Advisory due to the dry, windy, and warm conditions that exist and are forecasted through the weekend. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has identified that there is a very high risk of fire spread during windy conditions in any cured grass fuel type, such as those that exist in Lethbridge County.

Although this is not a Fire Ban, the County asks citizens to postpone any burning activities until the Fire Advisory has been lifted. If burning is necessary, you must follow the regulations of your Fire Permit and the Fire Permit Bylaw #1424. You are responsible to monitor your fire continuously and extinguish it immediately should winds exceed 15km per hour. Do not hesitate to call 911 should your fire become uncontrollable.
If conditions persist, the County may impose a Fire Ban at any time. If a Fire Ban is imposed, you must immediately and fully extinguish your fire.

Those harvesting are also asked to take extra precautions to prevent ignition in fields. Check machinery often and keep a fire extinguisher near equipment.

This Fire Advisory is in effect until further notice.

Please visit www.albertafirebans.ca for updates.

PSA- Fire Advisory in Effect for Lethbridge County
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