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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Fire Ban Issued in the Town of Banff

Fire DepartmentJuly 18, 2017 10:25 a.m.

The Banff Fire Department has issued a fire ban for the Town of Banff.

The fire hazard conditions are currently listed as extreme. All outdoor fires, including campfires, are prohibited until further notice.

Parks Canada has also issued a fire ban for Banff National Park, including all front and backcountry campgrounds and day use areas. Report any wildfires, illegal campfires, or suspicious smoke to Banff Dispatch 403.762.4506.

This fire ban includes all open fires, except, provided they are under direct supervision and certified by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Underwriters Laboratories (UL):
  • portable propane fire pits 
  • gas or propane stoves and barbeques designed for cooking or heating 
  • propane or gas fuelled lanterns (enclosed flame) 
  • patio heaters (propane, catalytic or infrared/radiant)

The fire ban restriction will be lifted as soon as conditions permit.

For updates on the Verdant Creek wildfire visit Parks Canada’s important bulletins website http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/scond/Rec_Rep_e.asp?opark=100092
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