Hot and dry conditions and lack of precipitation has lead to a fire ban being issued for the Town of Cochrane effective 4 p.m. today (Thursday, July 29).
During a fire ban, no campfires, burning of wood products, or charcoal briquettes are allowed. Residents can continue to use gas or propane stoves/barbecues and portable propane fire pits.
A fire ban represents extreme fire danger. Hot and dry conditions continue in the Cochrane area with no recent precipitation recorded at the local weather stations. If a wildfire ignites in these conditions, it has the potential to spread very quickly and exhibit extreme fire behaviour.
It follows a fire ban being issued in Rocky View County yesterday.
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