Fire Ban issued for Lacombe County

The ban was issued by the County at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday

Due to the extreme dry, hot conditions, Lacombe County has issued a Fire Ban.

Effective immediately, Lacombe County will issue no new fire permits or fireworks permits, and existing permits are hereby cancelled.

• No burning barrels are permitted under this ban.

• Gas/propane stoves, barbeques and portable propane fire pits are permitted, but must be attended

at all times.

• Any outdoor fires, including camp fires, presently burning within Lacombe County must be

extinguished immediately.

• The ignition of all outdoor fires within the boundaries of Lacombe County are hereby prohibited.

This ban DOES NOT apply to:

• Fires which are contained within cooking and heating appliances and which are fueled by fluids,

gases, charcoal briquettes, or wood pellets

• Propane fueled fire pits.

The public is asked to make sure all fires are completely extinguished before leaving unattended, and to dispose of cigarette butts responsibly. In addition, Lacombe County and the Lacombe County Fire Services reminds the public to use caution when operating off road vehicles or farm equipment, as hot exhaust pipe poses a fire hazard.

Please visit our website, www.lacombecounty.com, for the most current information.

-Submitted by Lacombe County

Just Posted

Snowfall adds some delay to morning commute

The QE2 and area road conditions in central Alberta were partly snow covered

Eckville Aces senior boys basketball crumbles to the Knights

The Aces came out with a 99-54 loss to CACHS on Jan. 15

Eckville Aces senior girls fall to CACHS at home

The Aces trailed 63-42 at the final buzzer on Jan. 15

Hope restored: Sylvan Lake resident receives kidney donation from younger sister

Sylvan Lake’s Lexie Libby undergo an operation for a new kidney, donated by her sister Emma.

Anglers reminded to register ice huts on Sylvan Lake

Lacombe County is reminding anglers to register their huts with the “Take it Off” program

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

WATCH: Team Alberta in Red Deer this weekend to prepare for Canada Winter Games

About 250 Team Alberta athletes toured venues and tested out facilities Saturday

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Ponoka cowboy Vernon (Bud) Butterfield passes away

The Ponoka Stampede Association announced his passing Friday

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Ponoka RCMP are looking for a missing man

Police say he may be in Drayton Valley and they are worried for his wellbeing

Most Read