FIRE RESTRICTIONS


FIRE RESTRICTION has been issued for the County of Two Hills No. 21, effective May 1, 2022. Fire hazard conditions have increased with dry windy conditions throughout the County.

This FIRE RESTRICTION is in effect for all rural areas in the County of Two Hills No. 21 including all Hamlets. No open fires are permitted in the County (brush piles, grass, cattails, sloughs, old buildings). 

 

THIS FIRE RESTRICTION:

1.   PROHIBITS the issuance of fire permits and the discharge of fireworks; and

2.   RESCINDS all previously approved fire permits and fireworks discharge permits at this time.

3.    ALLOWS: 

a)  Wood burning campfires in fire rings or other purpose-built, permanent devices designed for containing campfires, within designated campgrounds on public land;

b) Wood burning campfires in fire rings or other purpose-built, permanent devices designed for containing campfires, on private land;

c) Gas, liquid fuel or charcoal briquette cooking devices that are CSA approved or UL certified and are designed exclusively for cooking or heating; and,

e) Catalytic or infrared style heaters that are CSA approved or UL certified.

 

Fire pits should be constructed of non-combustible material and a spark arrester or metal guard should be in place while in use.

The County of Two Hills is currently experiencing a dry, windy Spring. To ensure everyone's safety, all fires must always be supervised and completely extinguished when finished.

This FIRE RESTRICTION will continue until further notice. Fire Restrictions may escalate into Fire Bans with little notice therefore, please check this site or www.thcounty.ab.ca frequently for updates.

If you have any questions, please contact Gary Dupuis, County of Two Hills Fire Services at (587) 988-8600.