On April 22, the City of North Battleford announced the city has been placed under a fire ban due to the current dry conditions and high winds.
North Battleford Fire Chief Trevor Brice stated that “we have already attended grass fires and the fire ban is a precautionary ban during the dry conditions.”
The fire ban “means controlled burning and any kind of burning outside of an approved fire pit is prohibited until further notice,” said North Battleford Fire Department Fire Chief Trevor Brice.
In conditions such as these, Chief Brice encourages North Battleford residents to make their properties as fire safe as possible. “Keep dry vegetation and combustibles away from buildings, be cautious with discarded smoking materials, and please report any suspicious activity or fire starters to the RCMP and or Municipal Enforcement,” said Brice.
The Fire Department approves the use of legal fire pits, for which a fire pit permit is required which you can obtain from the fire department, as long as extreme caution is exercised:
• Maintain close supervision of the fire
• Have an adequate supply of water available to extinguish or control the fire
• Properly extinguish the fire after use
• Pay close attention to wind conditions and potential spark hazards
Open air burning (burning outside of an approved fire pit) is prohibited until further notice.
Contact the North Battleford Fire Department at (306)-445-1770 with any concerns or questions.