Due to a moderate fire risk, Wheatland County and the Town of Strathmore have been placed under a fire advisory. This immediately bans permit burning, which prohibits all fire permits and all fireworks permits.
There are several exceptions to the fire ban, for Strathmore it is:
- Approved fire pits with a screen or a chimenea
- All barbeques
"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 Town of Strathmore statement says.
As for Wheatland County, they have listed the following exceptions
- 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)
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