October 19, 2017

Fire Ban in Place for Crown Land and Provincial Parks South of Highway 16

The Ministry of Environment, in consultation with the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport, has issued a ban on all open fires for provincial Crown land and for provincial parks and recreation sites south of Highway 16 to the U.S. border, due to dry conditions.

The ban is effective immediately.

The ban affects all provincial parks and recreation sites in the ban area, including: Buffalo Pound, Cypress Hills, Danielson, Douglas, Echo Valley, Pike Lake and Saskatchewan Landing.

This ban applies to provincial Crown land, and provincial parks and recreation sites.  Municipalities, as well as regional and national parks, may also ban open burning in their areas of responsibility.  Check with your local authority to find out if there are burning restrictions in place for your area.

For the duration of the ban, no open fires are permitted.  Fireworks are also prohibited.  Self-contained heating devices, pressurized stoves, gas barbecues, propane fire pits, or charcoal briquettes used in an approved firebox will be permitted for cooking and heating purposes during the ban.

The fire ban will stay in place until the Ministry of Environment rescinds the order.