Backyard Fires Still Allowed Despite Provincial Fire Ban

The RMWB is reminding residents that backyard fires can still happen despite a provincial fire ban.

The province introduced the temporary ban in all of the Forest Protection Areas on Wednesday to ensure provincial resources being used to fight COVID-19 aren’t stretched even more.

However, the municipality says this does not affect the urban service area.

People can still have a fire if they get an open-air burning fire permit and have an approved fire pit. This includes portable fire pits if used only as indicated by the manufacturer.

As for the use of off-highway-vehicles, residents are still not allowed to use them in the community.

Included with the fire ban is a restriction on OHV’s in the forest areas.

More information can be found on the RMWB’s website and Alberta Park’s website.

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