Immediate fire ban declared in the City of Airdrie

April 26, 2013 / For Immediate Release

Airdrie, AB – A Level II Fire Ban has been declared within the City of Airdrie as of 12:30 p.m. Friday April 26, 2013. This fire ban shall be in effect until such time as the Fire Chief’s Office deems appropriate to change it.

Airdrie has had two grass fires in 24 hours, conditions are very dry; residents and motorists are reminded to be cautious, please ensure any smoking materials are properly disposed of and take extra efforts to control possible ignition sources.

Level II (severe fire risk) this ban includes:

- Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
- Regulated burning barrels
- Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
- Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 1 metre in width or in diameter or less)
- Chimeneas

The exemptions to this fire ban are listed as follows:

- Internal household fire places
- Camp stoves
- Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)
- Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas

Permit burning within the City of Airdrie is banned due to dry/windy conditions. All outstanding burning permits are suspended until further notice.

To report a fire – dial 911.

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Media Contact:

Ken Hubbard, Deputy Chief
Airdrie Fire Department
(403) 948-8889

See attached Backgrounder on Fire Ban levels.

Backgrounder – Description of Fire Ban Levels

Level 1 (moderate fire risk) the exemptions to this fire ban are listed as follows:
- Internal household fire places
- Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
- Regulated burning barrels
- Camp stoves
- Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
- Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)
- Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 1 metre in width or in diameter or less)
- Chimeneas
- Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas

Level 11 (severe fire risk) this ban includes:

- Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
- Regulated burning barrels
- Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
- Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 1 metre in width or in diameter or less)
- Chimeneas

The exemptions to this fire ban are listed as follows:

- Internal household fire places
- Camp stoves
- Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)
- Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas

Level III (extreme fire risk) this ban includes:

- Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
- Regulated burning barrels
- Camp stoves
- Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
- Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 1 metre in width or 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
- Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)

 

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