18 April 2016

SRCWA #2016052 - Sturgeon County Fire Restriction

Sturgeon County Issues “Fire Restriction”

Morinville, AB - Sturgeon County has issued a “Fire Restriction” effective immediately due to the dry conditions.

Effective immediately all existing fire permits for burning are suspended.  This includes burn barrels and incinerators. No new fire permits or fireworks permits will be issued until further notice.

“Residents who have conducted burning are asked to check their fires and ensure they are completely extinguished,” says Fire Chief Pat Mahoney.
Fire pits for warming or cooking purposes (back yards fire pits) may still be used.  They must be three meters from buildings, property lines, other combustible materials and have a spark arresting grate.
Use of propane and gas BBQ’s are still permitted.

Sturgeon County urges everyone to use extreme caution when working or driving in grassy areas, be mindful of hot exhaust and keep vehicles/UTV’s clean and free of debris.

Watch for updates on Twitter @sturgeonfyi and sturgeoncounty.ca

This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.
If you have any information in respect to this incident or know of any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.


Dan Antoniuk
Communications Director
Zone 9 Director