Fire Ban Now Issued in Lethbridge County, MD of Taber, Vulcan County

A complete burning ban has been issued in Lethbridge County with a growing risk of wildfires, very hot weather and very little rainfall.

A growing risk of wildfires prompting Lethbridge County to issue a total Fire Ban.

The County says current conditions pose a heightened risk of fire spread and extreme fire behaviour due to the warm, dry, and windy conditions that exist and are forecast in the upcoming days.

Lethbridge County has enacted a Fire Ban on all open fires within its municipal boundaries. The Fire Ban excludes fires which are contained in a cooking or heating appliance fueled by fluids or gasses (gas or propane fueled fire rings, BBQs, stoves, and heaters).

Several days of temperatures in the 30's and very little rainfall has increased the wildfire risk to extreme in many areas of southern Alberta.

Meanwhile, outright Fire Bans have also been issued in the MD of Taber, and Vulcan County. A Fire Ban also remains for the City of Lethbridge river valley.

- Pat Siedlecki

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