The City of North Battleford has declared a fire ban.
The ban was called due to dry and windy conditions in the area and is on until further notice. This means controlled burning and any kind of burning outside of an approved fire pit is prohibited. Residents are also told not to apply for new fire pit permits, as they will not be approved at this time.
Fire Chief Lindsay Holm is also encouraging caution when disposing of smoking materials, keeping dry vegetation away from buildings as well as combustibles. If someone does have an approved fire, they are told to follow several precautions:
- 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
Residents with questions can contact the North Battleford Fire Department at 306-445-1770.