Due to a Moderate fire risk, Wheatland County has been put under a fire advisory immediately, the ban is prohibiting all fire permits and all firework permits.

The exemptions to this fire ban are listed as follows:

  • Internal household fireplaces
  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues that are CSA approved or UL certified.
  • Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or UL certified.
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
  • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas.
  • Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
  • Regulated burning barrels.
  • Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
  • Recreational campfire (approved fire pit 24" in diameter or less)

A separate statement from the Town of Strathmore stated that an advisory allows fire pits that meet guidelines and all barbeques, but prohibits fires requiring a permit, including open air burning and fireworks.

"Residents are always required to supervise fires in fire pits and have a source of extinguishment (i.e. garden hose) readily available. NO fire should be left unsupervised," a statement from the Town read 

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Wheatland County office at 403-934-3321 or the Town of Strathmore Fire Department at 403-934-3022.

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