Fire_restriction

Fire Restriction Issued

Posted on Thursday April 15, 2021 at 04:25PM

A Fire Restriction has been issued for Lamont County effective April 15, 2021, at 4:00 PM. Fire hazard conditions have rapidly increased to the level where fires can start easily and grow quickly.

This Fire Restriction is in effect for all Lamont County rural areas including Hamlets.

This Fire Restriction:

  1. PROHIBITS the issuance of fire permits and the discharge of fireworks; and
  2. RESCINDS all previously approved fire permits and fireworks discharge permits; and
  3. ALLOWS safe fires in burning barrels provided they are equipped with metal mesh screens, located on a non-combustible surface a minimum of 3 meters from any combustible material including buildings; and
  4. ALLOWS fire pits contained with non-combustible material with a metal mesh screen, as well as charcoal briquette barbecues, propane/gas barbecue, and propane/gas fire pits.
All types of fires must be supervised and extinguished before leaving unattended.

This Fire Restriction will continue until further notice. Fire Restrictions can escalate into Fire Bans with little notice; therefore, please check this site frequently for updates.

If you have any questions, please contact Lamont County Emergency Services at (780) 895-2233, ext. 236.

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