Westlock County-Fire Restriction-UPDATE April 15

April 15, 2021 FIRE CONTROL ORDER: Continuing dry windy conditions, a fire restriction is now in effect for Westlock County...

Westlock County-Fire Restriction-UPDATE April 15

April 15, 2021

FIRE CONTROL ORDER: Continuing dry windy conditions, a fire restriction is now in effect for Westlock County Jurisdiction.

(Fire Permits will be restricted to essential burning only e.g. Small Debris, Crop Removal)

Prohibited: Permits will not be issued for Large Brush.

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.

https://wildfire.alberta.ca/resources/maps-data/documents/FireControlZonesMap-May03-2017.pdf

Banned: Exploding Targets & Tracer Rounds.

Prohibited: No Backcountry Wood Fires on Public Lands or Private Lands;

Prohibited: No Tiki Torches;

Prohibited: No Fireworks;

Prohibited: No Burn Barrel;

Prohibited: No Fires Using Charcoal Briquettes;

Prohibited: No Fireworks;

Prohibited: Target Shooting for recreational purposes, is prohibited on all Public Land located within Westlock County Jurisdiction.

Prohibited: The operation of any off-highway vehicle, for recreational purposes, is prohibited on all Public Land located within Westlock County Jurisdiction.

This Order does not apply to the use of any off-highway vehicle:

a. on private lands; or

b. by any individual when exercising a right recognized and affirmed under Part II of the Constitution Act, 1982 or a right under section 12 of the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement or when travelling to a location to exercise such a right.

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.

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. It is recommended that all burn permits that were previously issued be checked, to ensure that they are out and not cause a spring grass fire.

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.