The Town of Cochrane joins the likes of Rocky View County by authorizing a fire ban to take effect tomorrow (August 10) at 9 am.

Rocky View County issued their fire ban just before noon today and while dry, hot, windy and high-risk conditions prevail, both areas will remain under a ban until the Fire Chiefs office deem conditions appropriate for the bans to be lifted.

In a fire ban, all outstanding burning permits are suspended as well as campfires, burning of wood products and charcoal briquettes. The issuance of a fire ban means we are in extreme danger and residents are being asked to be extra vigilant in all activities that could unwillingly and unknowingly spark a fire.

A list of prohibited items and exceptions is below.

Prohibited:

  • Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
  • Burning barrels
  • Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
  • Recreational campfires (approved burn pit 24” in diameter or less)
  • Chimeneas
  • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas

Exceptions:

  • Internal household fireplaces
  • Camp stoves (properly attended)
  • Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)
  • Oil well flaring (registration required -- call 403.264.1022)

We will update the status of both fire bans when appropriate and if residents are travelling or unsure if a ban is in effect in other areas/jurisdictions, go HERE.

 

 

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