Coulee fire brings local fire departments together
The cause of the fire is not known, but just as a reminder, there is a fire ban in the Drumheller area. This advisory represents a severe fire risk with respect to open air fires.
Open air fires include fires for the burning of weeds, grass, leaves; fires related to recreational uses in non-approved containers; and the burning of coal, straw and or other materials.
Please note the following regarding the fire ban restriction.
PROHIBITED: Incinerators (for acreage use) - All Fire Permits suspended - All Fireworks - Regulated burning barrels - Solid fuel barbecues
(charcoal briquettes) - Recreational fire pits under Bylaw 04.07 ALLOWED: - Internal household fireplaces - Gas or Propane stoves and barbecues that are CSA approved or UL certified - Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or UL certified farm and - Catalytic or infrared-style
heaters - Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas. - Camp stoves Natural gas and propane barbecues are not affected by this fire ban restriction.
The fire ban is in effect and will remain in effect until further notice. This fire ban restriction is for all properties contained within the Municipal Boundaries of the Town of Drumheller.
Drumheller, Dalum, Rosebud, and Munson responded to a coulee fire located southwest of Drumheller on July 30, 2017. Thanks to the group effort, the blaze was contained in a matter of a couple hours.