Partial Fire Ban Issued

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

PARTIAL FIRE BAN - EFFECTIVE APRIL 14, 2021 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Mountain View County has issued a Partial Fire Ban which affects the entire county due to the current and forecasted weather conditions. 

The Partial Fire Ban is in effect as of April 14, 2021 until further notice.

This requires that all outdoor fires presently burning, be extinguished and the lighting of any outdoor fires is banned.

Open fires; fireworks; recreational fires not contained in an acceptable fire pit; and permit burning fires are prohibited. The only exceptions currently are acceptable burning barrels; acceptable fire pits; acceptable outdoor fireplaces; barbeques; household fireplaces; and AER flaring.

All current fire permits and fireworks permits are hereby suspended and no new fire/fireworks permits will be issued until the Partial Fire Ban has been lifted.

FIRE ADVISORY - FIRE PROTECTION AREA - ROCKY MTN HOUSE SECTION

A fire advisory is also in effect for the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to dry fuels, expected warm temperatures, and increased wind speeds. The northwest portion of Mountain View County west of RR 60 and north of Twp Rd 312 to the north boundary falls within this jurisdiction.

Under this advisory:

  • Existing fire permits are cancelled; and
  • No new fire permits will be issued until the advisory is lifted.

Prohibited:

  • Any burning, other than a campfire, is prohibited

Allowed:

  • Safe wood campfires *
  • Backyard fire pits
  • Portable propane fire pits
  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

*Safe wood campfires - should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring. They are required to:

  1. be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one meter around the fire;
  2. have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving;
  3. have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire. Safe wood campfires on private lands include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas; and
  4. Municipalities, parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements.

Remember to never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE. The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.

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