A fire ban is no longer in effect in Fort Saskatchewan.
 
The city’s fire department lifted the ban today (May 31) thanks to recent rain and cooler weather.
 
Residents are reminded to continue using caution when burning.
 
“The situation will continue to be assessed daily and if conditions warrant, a fire ban could be resumed,” said Fort Saskatchewan fire chief Shawn McKerry.
 
With the ban lifted, wood burning in public picnic shelters, outdoor stoves and backyard fire pits is now permitted. Briquette and propane barbecues and propane fire pits are also allowed.
 
In the area, Strathcona County was the first to lift their ban. Edmonton, Lamont and Lamont County still have one in effect.

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