Update: Effective May 18th the Fire Ban has been lifted for the RM of Mervin
Effective May 12th the RM of Mervin No. 499 has issued a full fire ban.
Officials are prohibiting all open fires due to the very dry conditions with low humidity.
The ban will persist until Council determines that conditions have improved for it to be lifted.
Officials say a fire ban includes fireworks, burning barrels, smudge, recreational fires and propane fire pits with an open flame higher than 2 inches.
Permitted uses include barbecues (propane, gas, briquette & wood pellets), tabletop propane heaters and propane heaters with a maximum flame height of 2 inches, patio heaters and completely enclosed wood pellet fueled fire pits.