A partial fire ban is in effect as of Tuesday in the M.D. of Bonnyville outside of the Forest Protection Area.
The ban includes the Village of Glendon and the Summer Villages of Bonnyville Beach and Pelican Narrows, but does not apply to the City of Cold Lake or Town of Bonnyville.
From the M.D. of Bonnyville and Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority:
- All open fires including, but not limited to, backcountry and random camping areas;
- Burn barrels.
- Charcoal briquettes, turkey fryers and tiki torches.
- Exploding targets.
- Campfires in municipal campgrounds within designated fire rings with screens (Applies only to those outside the FPA)
- Residential backyard fire pits within designated fire rings
- Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or UL certified.
- Gas or propane stoves and barbecues that are CSA approved or UL certified and are designed for cooking or heating.
- Catalytic or infrared-style heaters.
- Fires contained in industrial facilities or on industrial sites as approved by a forest officer.
The M.D. of Bonnyville said a Fire Guardian may authorize the lighting of an outdoor fire that would otherwise be prohibited pursuant to this Order, including but not limited to a fire for the burning of vegetation or debris resulting from land clearing or agricultural activities on farm land.
As per M.D. of Bonnyville Fire Bylaw No. 1668 any person burning or discharging fireworks in contravention of this Partial Fire Ban may be liable to a fine and for the total cost of any type of emergency response and mitigation service required to bring a fire under control.