Village of Donnelly

FIRE RESTRICTION IS NOW IN EFFECT

FIRE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT

Fire Restriction Fact Sheet – June 24 2021

A fire restriction is in effect for the MD of Smoky River, due to forecasted above average temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds.

Under this Restriction:

  • Current permits are suspended, including burn barrels;
  • No new fire permits will be issued until conditions improve.

Prohibited:

  • Any burning without a valid fire permit, 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:

  • Be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;
  • Have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving;
  • 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
  • Municipalities, Parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements.

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 Restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.