A city-wide fire ban is in effect in Lloydminster.
City officials state it includes all backyard fires, wood-burning including smokers and charcoal appliances. The ban will remain in effect until further notice and supersedes any previous fire restrictions.
The ban prohibits:
- all outdoor fires, including backyard fire pits
- charcoal barbecues
- wood-burning appliances such as smokers.
Officials note the dry weather conditions that have persisted in the region, leading to an increased risk of fires and encourage everyone to commit to being safe in preventing wildfires.
Anyone travelling outside of Lloydminster is encouraged check the status of fire bans and advisories throughout Alberta at https://albertafirebans.ca. Saskatchewan fire ban information is posted at http://www.environment.gov.sk.ca/.
As well highway closures and conditions may be obtained using 511 Alberta and the Highway Hotline in Saskatchewan.
Residents are advised to always call 911 to report a fire.