Current Fire Rating:Ban
Due to the hot, dry conditions that exist and are forecasted to continue the Municipal District of Taber has issued a Fire Ban on all open fires within its municipal boundaries.
Under the Fire Ban, all active fire permits are suspended. No new permits will be issued until further notice.
Fires that are contained in IRRIGATED and SUPERVISED parks, campgrounds and backyards are exempt from the Ban.
The Municipal District of Taber will continue to review this situation and consider changes to the Ban if conditions warrant it. There is no desire to have the Ban in place for any longer than necessary - the goal is to protect persons, and property, and to reduce excess costs to ratepayers.
Burning during a Fire Ban is illegal, and fines apply. View the Municipal District of Taber Fire Services Bylaw No 1956 here.
For additional information contact:
Nathan Coté – Regional Fire Chief 403-223-1180.
Jason Bullock – Director of Agricultural Services 403-634-4429.
For insight into the types of Fire Bans issued, please view the Fire Ban Implementation Policy.
View the Fire Ban status for the MD of Taber and all of Alberta at www.albertafirebans.ca