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County of Wetaskiwin News

Posted on: April 27, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Fire Restriction effective April 27, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Fire Restriction

Effective at 12:00 pm, Thursday April 27, 2023 the County of Wetaskiwin is enacting a Fire Restriction.

This Fire Restriction:
1)  Suspends all existing FIRE PERMITS and prohibits the issuance of any new permits. All existing open burns must be extinguished;
2)  Prohibits the discharge of FIRE WORKS.
The following are PERMITTED during this Fire Restriction:
  • burning barrels equipped with a metal mesh screen;
  • fire pits contained with non-combustible material;
  • portable propane fire pits;
  • gas or propane stoves and barbeques including briquette;
  • catalytic or infrared style heaters.
Off-Highway Vehicles can start wildfires – check frequently to ensure hotspots are free of debris, and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.
This Fire Restriction will remain in effect until further notice.

Any questions can be directed to the Director of Emergency Services at 780-361-6240 or visit

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