_News Talk 770
The Level II Fire Ban has been downgraded to a Level I in Rocky View County.
"Even though the ban is being downgraded, conditions remain volatile," says Ken McMullen, Rocky View County Fire Services Chief. "We understand residents need to dispose of accumulated organic materials and the Level I ban enables them to do so for a period of time or until conditions change."
This Level I Fire Ban will be in effect until the Fire Chief's Office deems appropriate to change for purposes of the Forest and Prairie Protection Act and the Rocky View County Prevention and Control of Fires Bylaw.
Level I Fire Ban represents a moderate fire risk for the County and the current dry conditions can cause hay fields, crops, grass, and brush to ignite easily and fires to spread very quickly.
During a Level I Fire Ban, residents are permitted to use:
" internal household fire places
" incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
" regulated burning barrels
" camp stoves
" solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
" liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)
" recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24" in diameter or less)
" fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas