20 October 2016

New rules for fires

Please note Sturgeon County residents now have to get permits for fires, no matter when they light them, under the region's new burning bylaw.  (Previously, residents did not need a permit for an outdoor fire if they lit it between Nov.1 to March 31.) 

Windrows, construction waste and large brush pile fires are now banned in most residential areas, with burn barrels banned in residential zones where the lots are smaller than an acre. Banned completely are unsupervised fires, fires that obstruct traffic or cause continuous physical discomfort to others, and fires that burn prohibited debris, grass, stubble or vehicles.

Permits are free and are available on the county's website or from fire officials and county councilors. 

- partial excerpt from St. Albert Gazette

SRCWA #2016-106

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