Moderate Fire Danger
Moderate Fire Danger. Strathmore’s Fire Department advises residents that a more restrictive fire ban may be coming or that there is a short-term concern like a major wind event which has increased the fire hazard level. During this fire advisory, open fires are allowed in approved, registered fire pits, but residents are reminded to be extra vigilant. Soaking the area adjacent to the fire pits with water is recommended.

Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding to this matter.

The following are additional recommendations from the Strathmore Fire Department.

  • Please check Fire Ban / Advisories websites for our community and your travel destinations latest information. www.AlbertaFireBans.ca. Closely supervise all outdoor fires. Make sure the fires are completely out before leaving them.
  • Supervise children around any fire’s outdoors, including campfires, fire pits, and outdoor fireplaces.
  • Avoid burning on windy days, it is easy for open burning to spread out of control.
  • Where outdoor burning is allowed, never use gasoline, or other flammable or combustible liquids.
  • When burning have a garden hose or bucket of water nearby and ready to go.

Fire safety advisory

A fire safety advisory is issued to inform citizens about conditions which present a moderate to high fire risk. An advisory is usually issued before conditions lead to a fire ban. You may see a fire safety advisory issued for short-term conditions such as during major wind events, unusually dry conditions or hot temperatures.

Even if weather conditions, such as hot, dry and windy weather, change to include rain or snow, a fire safety advisory may remain in place because there is still an increased fire risk. The Strathmore Fire Department continually monitors weather forecasts and conditions to ensure Strathmore is prepared for any changes to the fire risk. We will update the status of a fire safety advisory or fire ban as needed.

Fire bans

A fire ban is issued to restrict or temporarily ban types of fire use within the town because of a high fire danger and poor air quality. Each fire ban will include a list of prohibited fire uses, such as use of fire pits, barbecues and other forms of open flame devices.

Penalties

Fines ranging from $150.00 to $1500.00

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