Fire ban lifted for Strathcona County
The County-wide fire ban has been lifted, effective immediately, due to cooler temperatures, precipitation and resources available in Strathcona County. “Extreme caution should always be used when burning,” says Fire Chief Dan Lemieux, Strathcona County Emergency Services. “We ask residents to remain cautious with any burning as conditions may change. Even with the recent rain, it can take only a few days for the risk to increase again due to the pre-existing dry conditions.”
Fire permits are now valid. Just prior to burning, permit holders must still phone the burning information line at 780-464-8464 to ensure that burning is allowed at that time.