Fire Ban for Rocky View County and Cochrane

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A Fire Ban has been declared for Rocky View County as of today (Aug. 9). This ban represents a severe fire risk.

Permit burning in the Rocky View County area is banned due to dry/windy conditions. All outstanding burning permits are suspended until further notice.

This fire ban shall be in effect until such time as the Fire Chief’s Office deems appropriate to change for purposes of the Forest and Prairie Protection Act and the Rocky View County Prevention and Control of Fires Bylaw.

For further information, please contact 403-230-1401.

This ban includes:

Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)

Regulated burning barrels

Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)

Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24” in diameter or less)

Chimeneas

Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas.

The exemptions to this fire ban are listed as follows:

Internal household fire places

Camp stoves

Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)

Oil well flaring must register with central fire dispatch at 403-264-1022.

Cochrane has also declared a ban effective Aug, 10 at 9:00 a.m.. All outstanding burning permits are suspended until further notice. Dry, windy and smoke conditions prevail.

No campfires, burning of wood products or charcoal briquettes allowed. Gas or propane stoves/bbqs and portable propane fire pits are allowed. For more details on other allowed/not allowed devices, please see cochrane.ca/FireBan.

The fire ban is in effect until the Fire Chief’s office deems appropriate to change for the purposes of Fire Bylaw 03/2014.

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Amy Tucker

Amy is a news reporter with the Cochrane Eagle covering everything from fire, crime and education to Morley events. Her previous career highlights include producing a mini documentary in India and coproducing a podcast spotlighting the tricky mixture of love and age. Amy has a degree in journalism and has tendencies to wander. When she's not writing the news, she spends her spare time swimming, dreaming about her next adventure and thinking about ways that she can make the planet a little greener.