Coulee fire brings lo­cal fire de­part­ments to­gether

The Drumheller Mail - - MAIL WORKS! - Terri Hux­ley The Drumheller Mail Sub­mit­ted

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.

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