Both the Town's of Turner Valley and Black Diamond have joined the growing list of areas around the region with fire restrictions or bans.

The Town's have a fire restriction in place thanks to the dry weather, which means no open fires and any burn permits have been cancelled.

You can't use wood, briquette or solid fuel fires outside of designated fire pits, but gas and briquette barbecues are still alright to use.

Campers can also still enjoy a fire, but only in approved pits inside managed campgrounds.

Here's the complete list of do's and don't's:

Due to our current hot, dry conditions and lack of forecasted precipitation there is a FIRE RESTRICTION in the Town of Turner Valley. All open fires are to be extinguished and any open burning permits cancelled.

· Wood, briquette and solid fuel fires OUTSIDE of designated fire pits are prohibited.
· Turkey fryers and Tiki torches are prohibited.
· Open burning is prohibited

· The following items are permitted to be used under this restriction:
· Propane/natural gas BBQ's and fire pits.
· Liquid or gas fueled lanterns (enclosed flame)
· Liquid or gas fueled stoves and BBQ's designed for cooking
· Patio heaters (propane, catalytic or infrared/radiant)
· Approved fire pits within managed campgrounds.
· Ensure the safe disposal of smoker’s materials.

This restriction will be in effect until further notice.

Neither High River or Okotoks have any restrictions in place within town limits, but the MD's of Foothills, Willow Creek, Pincher Creek and Vulcan County, along with the Calgary Forest Area along the eastern slopes to the Waterton National Park are all under strict fire bans.

 

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