A fire advisory has been lifted as of May 2 for Wheatland County.

The ban represents a moderate fire risk.

Permit burning in the county is banned, and all outstanding permits will be suspended until further notice.

This ban prohibits:

  • Fire Permits
  • Fireworks Permits

The exemptions to this fire ban are listed as follows:

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

"Wheatland County has issued a fire advisory due to the dry, windy, and warm conditions, and there is a very high risk of fire spreading during windy conditions in any cured (dead and dry) grass fuel type, such as those across the county," Michael Bourgon, Manager of Emergency and Fire Services for Wheatland County. 

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