There are no fire bans in the immediate area for the Canada Day long weekend.
 
Fort Saskatchewan deputy fire chief Paul Prevost is reminding city residents to be careful around the campfire this long weekend.
 
A dry spell that started this spring may be over, but people still need to follow some rules when enjoying backyard fire pits, Prevost said.
 
“Make sure the fire pit meets the guidelines. So three metres away from anything that's combustible and that it has a mesh cover on it to prevent embers, and that it's not on something that can burn such as grass.”
 
There are no fire bans or restrictions currently in place for Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County or Elk Island National Park. A fire advisory is in place in Lamont County.
 
Wanting to shoot off some fireworks? Depending on where you are it may be allowed or prohibited.

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