Fire ban in effect

By Lloydminster Source staff

April 18, 2016 10:16 AM

As of 10 a.m. April 18, the Britannia-Wilton fire department is issuing a complete fire ban.
This will revoke all burning permits and no permits will be issued, said Britannia Wilton Fire Department Capt. Aaron Buckingham.
The ban includes all open fires, camp fires and burn barrels.
In an interview with the Source last week, Buckingham warned strong winds and warmer weather this week could whip up the potential for grass fires.
“As dry as it is out there you can see the fire bans going on in the area,” he said.
“When things green up in the springtime this is high alert time for a rural fire department with grass fires and that kind of thing.”
Buckingham said he hopes there are no fires to respond to so no one loses any property or has their life endangered.
But, he said: “We’re ready to go if we need to.”
Buckingham warned anyone who burns without a permit that the fire department in called to control will be billed for the response.
“It’s quick, it’s easy to get a permit,and then everybody’s taken care of.”

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