Fire restrictions are coming to Sturgeon County this week.
The county has announced that a fire restriction will be put in place starting on Wednesday (Apr. 26) at 9 a.m.
"Due to the increased risk of fire, Sturgeon County and the towns of Bon Accord, Legal and Redwater are under a fire restriction," said the county in a release.
This means that no new burn or firework permits will be issued and that all existing fire permits will be suspended until further notice. It also means that all outdoor fires currently burning will have to be extinguished.
Here is a list of things still allowed under the restrictions:
- Backyard fire pits for warming or cooking
- Propane BBQs
- Portable propane fireplaces
- Propane heaters.
The restriction will not apply to the use of ATVs or OHVs.
For more information on the status of fire restrictions or bans in the county, click here.