With continued dry and windy conditions, the Fire Hazard Rating for Lac Ste. Anne County remains very high. In an effort to prevent wildfires, we kindly ask that you follow some precautionary measures.
Fire Prevention Tips
- If possible, avoid taking wood and burning materials to the transfer stations while the Fire Advisory is in effect.
- Ensure extreme caution is taken when using power tools or spark generating tools on the farm, business or acreage. Sparks in these incredibly dry and windy conditions have resulted in many fires across the County this season.
- Clear your work areas of flammable vegetation (especially dry grass), within a 30-ft radius of your work site and around your shop, garage or other valuable structures.
- Have a fire extinguisher on hand.
- If you are broke down in a field or ditch – prepare the site before you weld, cut, grind or hammer to avoid losing your machine or property due to a sudden and spreading grass fire. Consider erecting a wind guard if possible and have another person assigned to fire watch while you are doing your fix.
Please report any wildfire to 9-1-1 with exact location to assist Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Personnel in locating and extinguishing these fires in a timely fashion. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Additional information may be found at albertafirebans.ca. For further information, please contact Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services at 780.785.3411 (toll-free 1.866.880.5722) or visit CountyFire.ca.