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2019-06-10 County of Newell Fire Restriction County of Newell Fire Restriction th Monday, June 10, 2019 The Manager of Fire & Emergency Services for the County of Newell, in conjunction with County of Newell Fire Bylaw #1839-15 has issued A Fire Restriction for the entire County of Newell due to the following conditions: Temperatures contributing to the fire risk. Wind speeds exceeding safe burning conditions at times. Lack of sufficient moisture levels, including low fine fuel moisture content. The potential for more fires. A Fire Restriction as stated in the County of Newell Bylaw #1839-15 is defined as: No fires except for approved gas or propane cooking appliances or portable propane fire pits or campfires in designated fire sites within approved campgrounds. fireworks commonly known as family style / low hazard fireworks and explosive targets. County of Newell Fire Guardians will now refuse to issue new fire permit until the Fire Restriction is lifted, and any existing permits are hereby cancelled. All existing fires must be extinguished immediately. No exceptions will be permitted. When the Fire Restriction is lifted, all County Residents are reminded that a signed fire permit is required prior to kindling fires on lands. All permit holders are required to contact your local Fire Department prior to lighting the fire and follow any and all recommendations/conditions stated on the permit without exception. Note: The Fire Restriction does not affect/cover the following properties contained within the boundaries of the County of Newell: City of Brooks, Town of Bassano, Village of Duchess, Village of Rosemary, Provincial Parks and/or First Nations Reserves. The Fire Restriction will remain in effect until further notice. To see a list of all fire bans within the Province, visit www.albertafirebans.ca. For further information please contact: Manager of Fire & Emergency Services Keith Martin (403) 794-2297 or Ashley Ferguson (403) 794-2298 183037 RR145 (Box 130), Brooks, AB T1R 1B2 Check us out on social media Phone: 403-794-2297 or 403-794-2298 Fax: 866-860-8158 Email: martink@newellmail.ca Web: www.countyofnewell.ab.ca