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Town of Edson Fire Ban

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The Town of Edson is instituting a full fire ban, effective immediately. The fire hazard rating for the Town of Edson is currently VERY HIGH.

“This ban is a result of hot, dry, and predicted windy conditions, and the ongoing wildfires in Yellowhead County and Parkland County. Firefighting resources from the municipalities and Alberta Wildfire are fully engaged in fighting current fires.”

-Edson Fire Chief Brad Milton

Any Existing Fire Pit Permits AND Open-Air Burn Permits for the Town of Edson are now suspended until further notice. No new permits will be issued.

 This FIRE BAN affects ALL BURNING, including cooking/warming fires (backyard fire pits and campground fire pits), and other open burning such as brush pile fires. This Fire Ban also includes, charcoal briquettes, deep fryers (e.g. turkey fryers), tiki torches and wood fires in outdoor recreation facilities such as group campsites, gazebos, tee pees, and wood burning stoves inside tent-like structures. Additionally, Fireworks discharges are NOT ALLOWED.

Propane or Natural Gas BBQs, and wood pellet smokers are allowed. Ensure that your propane or natural gas appliance is shut down after use.

 The situation will be reviewed as conditions change.

Please report any wildfire or fire to 9-1-1 or call 310-FIRE.

For additional information call (780) 723-3178.

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