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Caution urged while burning by fire officials

The Northwest Fire Centre is reminding people to use caution while burning campfires or category 2 and 3 open fires.

According to the NWFC, the region is experiencing a warm and dry fall, particularly in the Nadina Fire Zone. 

There are currently no open burning prohibitions in effect within the fire centre. 

Officials say as a reminder and to prevent human caused wildfires, it is the responsibility of the individual to ensure that burning is done in a safe manner and in accordance with regulations.

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Piles may only be lit when the venting index is favourable.

Any conducting an outdoor burn must adhere to the following precautions: 

  • Ensure adequate resources are on hand to control the fire and to stop it from spreading
  • Never burn in windy conditions
  • Create an appropriately sized fireguard around the planned fire site by clearing away twigs, grass, leaves and other combustible material
  • Never leave a fire unattended

To report a wildfire, unattended campfire or open burning violation the public is being told to call 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell phone.

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