September 8, 2021
FIRE CONTROL ORDER: Continuing order in effect for Westlock County Jurisdiction.
Note: Residents who live or travel in the forest fire protection area zone 44 must adhere to provincial ban and Refer to Alberta Fire Control Zone Map.
Banned: Exploding Targets & Tracer Rounds.
Prohibited: No Backcountry Wood Fires on Public Lands or Private Lands Random Camping;
Prohibited: Fireworks on Public Land located within Westlock County jurisdiction;
DUE TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND DETRIMENTAL ACTIVITIES:
Target Shooting for recreational purposes is prohibited on Public Land located within Westlock County Jurisdiction;
(SW 19 TWP 59 RNG 23 W4)
(NE 11 TWP 60 RNG 24 W4)
Allowed: Backyard Fire Pits
Must be minimum of three (3) meter clearance, measured from the nearest fire pit edge is maintained from buildings, property lines, or other combustible material and have a mesh screen with openings no larger than 12.5 mm and constructed of expanded metal (or equivalent non-combustible material), gas or propane stove barbeques. The Fire Pit opening does not exceed 1 meter or less in width or in diameter when measured between the widest points or outside edges.
Allowed: Burn Barrels
Shall be constructed of non- combustible material, shall be free of damage, shall be covered with a tight-fitting metal mesh screen with openings not more than 6mm in size, shall be located on a non-combustible material base, and shall be located at least 3 meters away from any combustibles; and no person shall burn prohibited materials in a Burning Barrel and or use a Burn Barrel within the hamlet.
Allowed: Portable propane fire pits, that are CSA approved or UL certified
Allowed: Professional Engineered Incinerators
Allowed: Registered campgrounds within designated fire rings.
Supervise and extinguish all fires during windy dry conditions. If you are burning you SHALL have water, and extinguishing equipment handy and ready.
** No person shall drive an off-highway vehicle unless the off-highway vehicle is equipped with an exhaust muffler that complies with Current Traffic Safety Act Off Highway Vehicle Regulations. (Approved activities or devices will not prevent potential prosecution or litigation if the user or device starts a wildfire.)
Westlock County urges everyone to use extreme caution when working or driving in grassy areas, be mindful of hot exhaust and keep vehicles clean and free of debris as smoldering debris can fall off and start fires.
Always know your location and Dial 911 for any emergency!