NBFD issues immediate fire ban in City of North Battleford
With a lack of precipitation, high temperatures, and wind in the regional long-range weather forecast, North Battleford Fire Chief Lindsay Holm has issued an immediate fire ban within city limits.
“The conditions are fairly dry for this time of year,” commented Chief Holm. “We have been monitoring the current status in relation to dormant grass and dried vegetation in the community, and we feel that it’s in the best interest of community safety to issue a fire ban as a precaution until further notice, when conditions improve.”
Fire bans in North Battleford apply to any type of burns, excluding fire pits that have been approved by the North Battleford Fire Department. Fire pit permits are issued after a fee is paid and an inspection is performed by the NBFD. Permits can be obtained at https://www.cityofnb.ca/our-city-government/applications-licences-and-permits/fire-permits/.
Any fires or burns that occur outside of an approved fire pit should be reported immediately to the North Battleford Fire Department by calling 9-1-1. Suspicious behaviour can also be reported to the RCMP at 306-446-1720 or Community Safety Officers at 306-445-1775.
A Voyent Alert! has also been issued to the City of North Battleford which details the fire ban. Residents may subscribe to Voyent Alerts! to receive notifications on their mobile devices, home phones, or through email at https://www.cityofnb.ca/community-safety-support/protective-and-emergency-services/public-alerts/.
The North Battleford Fire Department thanks you in advance for respecting this fire ban in the interest of public safety.
For more information:
Candace Toma, Public & Intergovernmental Relations Coordinator
306-441-0713 | email@example.com