City of Airdrie issues Fire Advisory

April 19, 2016

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – On Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. the Airdrie Fire Department has issued a Fire Advisory for the City of Airdrie.

Permit burning within the municipal boundaries of the City of Airdrie are cancelled due to extended dry/windy conditions. All outstanding burning permits are suspended until further notice.

This Fire Advisory 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 City of Airdrie Fire Bylaw.

Exemptions to the Fire Advisory are listed as follows:

Fire Advisory (Moderate Fire Risk)

  • Internal household fire places
  • Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
  • Regulated burning barrels
  • Camp Stoves
  • Solid fuel barbeques (charcoal briquettes)
  • Liquid fuel barbeques, heaters and table top fires (propane and natural gas
  • Recreational/residential camp fires (approved burn pit 24” in diameter or less)
  • Chimeneas
  • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas.

Further information regarding provincial fire conditions is available at albertafirebans.ca.

Airdrie residents and motorists are being reminded to be careful, take precautions when operating recreational appliances, vehicles and equipment. Please use extra diligence to ensure smoking materials are properly extinguished.

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Media contact:

Deputy Chief Ken Hubbard
Airdrie Fire Department
403.948.8800 ext.7889

 

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