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Red Deer County issues fire restriction order Friday

Acceptable residential fire pits, stoves and barbecues are exempt from restrictions now in place

RED DEER COUNTY - A fire restriction is in place for Red Deer County effective immediately, the municipality advised Friday

Under the April 19 order, the ignition of all new outdoor fires within the boundaries of the county are prohibited and no new fire permits will be issued until further notice.

All outdoor fires presently burning within the county, whether set with permission or under permit of the county, will remain valid for the duration of the permit.

The restriction does not apply to fires contained within cooking or heating appliances which are fuelled by fluids, gases or wood pellets.

It also does not apply to fires contained within industrial facilities for operational purposes ot to safe, acceptable residential fire pits and enclosed incinerators.

Approved gas/propane fuelled fire pits/stoves/barbecues, and catalytic or infrared-style heaters are also exempt.

The county is also advising people operating off-highway vehicles to check frequently to ensure hotspots on the machines are free of debris and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.

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