The City of North Battleford has been placed under a fire ban due to the current dry and windy conditions. All controlled burning is prohibited during this ban, however, approved firepits are permitted to burn with extreme caution.
North Battleford Fire Chief Lindsay Holm stated that “the fire ban is precautionary during these dry conditions and will remain in effect until conditions improve.”
In conditions such as these, Fire Chief Holm encourages North Battleford residents to make their properties as fire-safe as possible. “Keep dry vegetation and combustibles away from buildings, be cautious with discarded smoking materials, and please report any suspicious activity or fire starters to the RCMP or the Community Safety Officers,” said Holm.
If you burn with your approved firepit during this fire ban, use extreme caution and follow these guidelines:
Maintain close supervision of the fire
Have an adequate supply of water available to extinguish or control the fire
Properly extinguish the fire after use
Pay close attention to wind conditions and potential ember spreading hazards
For information about firepit regulations and how to obtain a firepit inspection for approved use, read this news release https://www.cityofnb.ca/news.html?NewsID=2176.
Contact the North Battleford Fire Department at 306-445-1770 with any concerns or questions.
For more information:
Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 | email@example.com