Mild and dry weather prompts outdoor burning precautions

By Dave Branco
March 29, 2019 - 4:20pm Updated: March 29, 2019 - 6:15pm

Smither - The Northwest Fire Centre is asking residents to be cautious when doing any outdoor burning, due to the recent warm weather conditions. It advises the public to create a fireguard around the planned fire site by clearing twigs, grass, and other combustible material. Never burn in windy conditions and ensure your fire is completely out before leaving the area. Fire officials say anyone planning a grass burn larger than 0.2 hectares or industrial burning must register with the Wildfire Service. To help reduce the number of preventable wildfires, people wanting to light an open fire must watch for changing weather conditions and follow all burning regulations.

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