Effective immediately, due to current conditions, Rocky View County Fire Services has issued a fire Advisory for West Rocky View County. The West region includes all County areas West of Highway 2.
This advisory represents a moderate fire risk and will remain in effect as long as conditions remain.
During a fire advisory, all burning and fireworks permits are suspended, and burning is banned, with the following exceptions:
- Indoor household fireplaces
- Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
- Burning barrels
- Camp stoves (properly attended)
- Barbecues (charcoal briquettes, propane, or natural gas)
- Wood pellet grills
- Propane/natural gas fire pit
- Recreational campfires in an approved burn pit
- Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas
- Oil well flaring (must register with central fire dispatch)
Permit burning in the County is banned due to dry/windy conditions. All outstanding burning and fireworks permits are suspended until further notice.
The county is also reminding residents that if there is a fire ban, any person who ignites, fuels, supervises, maintains or permits an outdoor fire within the municipal boundaries of Rocky View County during a fire ban can be fined $1,000. Should the fire get out of control and emergency fire response is required, the person responsible for the fire can be charged the full firefighting costs.
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