Listen Live
HomeNewsUPDATE: City, County lift fire, OHV bans

UPDATE: City, County lift fire, OHV bans

UPDATE: The fire and OHV ban in the City of Grande Prairie was lifted on Friday, May 26th. Grande Prairie Fire Marshal Chris Renyk says residents’ cooperation and understanding during the fire ban period has been appreciated.

“We urge all residents to continue practicing fire safety and vigilance,” Renyk says. “By adhering to these guidelines, you help ensure the ongoing protection of our community and surrounding areas.”

The fire ban in the County of Grande Prairie has changed to a fire restriction, and the OHV ban in the region has been lifted. As of 10 a.m. Friday, May 26th the Regional Fire Service put the restriction in place for the entire county along with the towns of Beaverlodge, Wembley, and Sexsmith.

County Fire Chief Trevor Grant explains the recent rainfall has been welcome to the area, but the community is still being urged to use caution this fire season.

- Advertisement -

“We are still asking residents to be vigilant and only burn when necessary, as the risk of wildfires still exists across the region,” Grant says.

With the restriction, burning is only allowed in approved recreational fire pits, approved burn barrels, and propane appliances like barbeques or fire pits. Those with approved permits are being advised to follow permit guidelines and safe burning practices, including on-site until the burning is complete.

- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -
- Advertisement -

Continue Reading