Prairie Post (West Edition)

Lethbridge County lifts ban


Due to the recent cooler weather and precipitat­ion, Lethbridge County is lifting the Fire Restrictio­n that was issued on May 26.

Fire permits are once again being issued and are required for most burning activities. Permits are free of charge and can be applied for online at https:// or on the Lethbridge County app. They can also be obtained at the Lethbridge administra­tion office (#100, 905 4 Avenue S.).

Fire permit holders may burn the following items:

• Paper products

• Untreated wood (wood or wood products that do not contain preservati­ves)

• Yard waste (grass/tree clippings, leaves, branches, fallen trees, brush, weeds, etc.)

• Straw and stubble

These items cannot be burned, even with a fire permit:

• Wood or wood products that contain preservati­ves

• Plastic (including silage plastic, grain bags, and baler twine, but these can be recycled at the Iron Springs Transfer Station:

• Rubber (including tires)

• Animal manure or cadavers

• Waste material from constructi­on sites (untreated wood is permitted)

• Pathologic­al waste

• Containers that have held chemicals or pesticides

• Oil

If you are unsure if you require a permit, please visit­s or call 403-328-5525.

Should conditions change, Lethbridge County may impose a Fire Advisory, Restrictio­n, or Ban at any time. Before burning, always check our website (https:// to ensure there are no restrictio­ns in place.

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