Fire Ban in Effect - Summer 2018
Open burning is prohibited.
A campfire ban is currently in effect.
Forest use restrictions are currently in effect.
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Open burning and campfires are currently prohibited throughout the Northwest Fire Centre. If people would like to apply for an exemption, the process is to contact the Wildfire Prevention Officer and request permission. However, the Northwest Fire Centre is not entertaining exemptions at this time.
Often, campfire prohibitions still allow the use of CSA-rated or ULC-rated cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes, or of portable campfire apparatus that use briquettes, liquid fuel or gaseous fuel, as long as the height of the flame is less than 15 cm tall. However, in extreme fire conditions these may also be prohibited.
Often, other activities are also prohibited when Category 2 open fire and/or campfire prohibitions are in force, these include:
Larger fires (Category 2 and Category 3)
Burning barrels and burning cages
Fireworks, fire crackers, sky lanterns
Binary exploding targets
In regards to Indigenous Smoke Houses, open fires traditionally used for smoking purposes would fall under the open fire prohibition. However, electric or gas burning apparatuses, as outlined above, could be used as an alternative to an open burning fire as long as the flame and other requirements stays within perimeters.