Friday, May 6, 2016

Pincher Creek and Cowley currently under fire ban restrictions

The Town of Pincher Creek, the MD of Pincher Creek, and the Village of Cowley have a fire ban in effect in conjunction with the fire ban across all Alberta. No fire permits will be issued, and current permits are suspended. The fire bans will remain indefinitely in place until further notice.

  • All open fires, including campfires and charcoal briquettes, are prohibited.
  • The use of incendiary targets is also banned. These targets explode when shot with a firearm and have been known to create fires.
  • Portable propane fire pits and gas or propane stoves and barbecues designed for cooking or heating are allowed.

In addition, the province is urging the public to avoid Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) use as much as possible. If they must be used, remove burnable debris from hot spots. All OHVs in Alberta are required to have a functional muffler and spark arresters.

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