With fire bans in effect throughout the region, the Town of Battleford has passed a timely policy on outdoor fire rules and regulations.
This policy will set out those rules for approved fire pits. The fire department had already read and reviewed the policy and recommended it be adopted.
The indication at council is they had been looking to develop such a policy for a while. As town administrator Ash Alam explained, the fire department “have to have an idea where the fire pits are,” and this policy was for families’ and children’s’ safety. As part of the policy, permit forms will be available on the town website and a list of approved fire pits will be posted online as well.
A policy such as this one should help residents during fire bans, as approved fire pits are normally still allowed.
There is a fire ban on in Battleford, said Mayor Ames Leslie at the meeting Monday, and this policy will help those who want to continue to hold backyard fires safely.
Council approved the policy unanimously.