July 23, 2014 8:02 pm

Fire restrictions issued for southwest Alberta

Fire restrictions in place in southwest Alberta.

Government of Alberta

LETHBRIDGE – Dry conditions are cause for concern in parts of southwest Alberta.

Fire restrictions are now in place from the northern boundary of Waterton Lakes National Park to the northern boundary of the Municipal District of Ranchlands, extending east from the Alberta – British Columbia border to the forested area east of Highway 22.

Safewood campfires within fire rings, portable propane fire pits as well as gas or propane stoves are still allowed in campgrounds. However, current fire permits may be suspended or cancelled and new fire permits may not be issued.

In the backcountry portable propane fire pits and catalytic or infrared-style heaters are allowed, while wood campfires are prohibited.

For a full list of the current fire bans and restrictions in our province, visit www.albertafirebans.ca.

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