The fire ban in the RM of Corman Park has been lifted.
Notice of the lifting of the fire ban was communicated on Tuesday, September 19 by Corman Park Administrator Adam Tittemore. The decision to lift the fire ban was made on the recommendation of the North Corman Park Fire Chiefs Association.
Recent heavy rainfall has alleviated the danger of controlled burns accidentally spreading out of control.
The RM of Corman Park has implemented a ban on all open fires, effective immediately.
In a notice issued on Friday, September 1, Corman Park Administrator Adam Tittemore said the fire ban was put in place as a result of a request from the North Corman Park Fire Chiefs Association.
“The Fire Chiefs for the respective fire departments serving the RM of Corman Park have requested that a full fire ban be implemented in the RM of Corman Park, effective immediately,” stated Tittemore. “They indicate that due to a very dry conditions that this is necessary.”
The ban will be put in place immediately, and does not allow for any open flame fires to be lit within the RM of Corman Park until such time as the ban is lifted.
“All fires within the RM are banned,” according to the notice from the RM of Corman Park. “This requires all outdoor fires presently burning be extinguished and the lighting of any outdoor fires is prohibited.”
This ban includes fire pits, burning barrels, controlled burns, and fireworks, with the only exceptions being internal household fire places and gas fueled equipment such as a propane barbecue or propane fire pit.
As per RM Fire Services Bylaw 47-15, the Total Fire Ban will be in effect until deemed appropriate to change.