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Hearth ban activated for Fort McMurray, Fort McKay and southern hamlets

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A whole fireplace ban has been activated throughout Fort McMurray due to sizzling climate and dry situations. The ban additionally applies to Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort McKay, Gregoire Lake Estates, Saprae Creek and Janvier. Fort Chipewyan and the boreal forest north of Lake Athabasca are underneath a fireplace warning.

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The RMWB says anybody who causes a fireplace as a result of they ignored the hearth ban might be despatched the invoice for the firefighting prices.

All fireplace permits are suspended or cancelled, and no new fireplace permits will likely be issued. The ban contains open-air fires and campfires in transportable or fastened pits. This contains yard pits. Utilizing charcoal barbecues and fireworks are additionally banned.

As of Thursday afternoon there are 61 energetic wildfires throughout Alberta. Two of these are within the RMWB, though they’re thought of held by firefighters and are usually not threatening any communities. There have already been 317 wildfires in Alberta reported this yr.

There have been 111 wildfires within the Fort McMurray space in 2022 that burned a complete of 125,401 hectares.

Most wildfires in Alberta are brought on by human actions. Hearth departments throughout Alberta are warning individuals to not depart campfires unattended and to soak fireplace pits when extinguishing them. Hearth authorities are additionally asking Albertans to observe all fireplace restrictions of their communities.

Info on fireplace restrictions and bans may be discovered at albertafirebans.ca. Wildfires may be reported at 310-FIRE (2373). Updates on native restrictions may be discovered by contacting the Pulse Line at 780-743-7000 or 1-800-973-9663.

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