LETHBRIDGE COUNTY, AB – The strong wind we’ve been experiencing for the past number of days has prompted Lethbridge County to issue a complete burning ban.
This means all open fires are off limits until conditions improve.
Under this fire ban, all active fire permits are cancelled in Lethbridge County, and no new permits will be issued until further notice.
Fires of any kind are not allowed and that includes burning in a barrel, household garbage, and yard debris.
Fires that are contained in cooking or heating appliances fuelled by fluids or gasses are exempt.
Conditions have become extremely dry once again in recent days, substantially increasing the risk for wildfires.