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Fire Ban Now in Effect

Effective May 1, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Due to the continued excessive dry conditions, high temperatures and winds, Thorhild County has issued a total Fire Ban. Current fire hazards are now considered extreme.

  • Thorhild County urges everyone to recognize and proactively eliminate any possible outdoor sources of heat and ignition.
  • Users of indoor solid fuel fireplaces are asked to ensure embers are not escaping from chimneys.
  • All forms of vehicles can be a serious source of ignition in extreme conditions. Use caution when working or driving in grassy areas.
  • Having a fire extinguisher and/or water source readily available while performing outdoor activities is advised.

Fines for starting a fire during a Fire Advisory, Fire Restriction or Fire Ban are outlined in Bylaw 10-2022 Schedule “B”

The following activities are prohibited:

  • All outdoor burning
  • Explosive Targets
  • Fireworks discharge

The following are allowed and are to be used with caution:

  • Propane and natural gas-powered appliances

For more information, please click here to view allowed activities.

Denis Poulin
Fire Chief

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