Waterton Lakes Fire Ban: B93.3 FM : Lethbridge's #1 Hit Music Station : Lethbridge News, Alberta
B93 FM Lethbridge

Home /Local News Feed /
Waterton Lakes Fire Ban

WATERTON LAKES NATIONAL PARK:   You just knew the hot weather would have a down side.

Parks Canada has issued a park-wide ban on all fires in Waterton Lakes National Park due to extreme fire hazard, effective midnight. Thursday, August 25. The fire ban will remain in effect until further notice.

While campfires are normally only permitted in designated fire pits, under this Fire Ban all wood burning fires are prohibited, including the use of charcoal briquettes and wood-burning stoves in picnic shelters. The fire ban applies to all areas of the park, including campgrounds, day-use areas and the community. Use of gas or propane stoves and barbeques is permitted.

All park facilities remain open.

The park has been in a situation of high to extreme fire hazard since July 28th. Forests and grasslands are very dry, making them particularly susceptible to fire. There has been less than 11 millimetres of precipitation since July 24th, and this is compounded by recent above normal temperatures and frequently strong winds.

During these extreme fire hazard conditions, please be extremely careful to fully extinguish any possible ignition sources such as cigarettes.

If you see a wildfire in Waterton Lakes National Park, please call (403) 859-2636.

For updated information on Fire Bans throughout Alberta: visit  www.albertafirebans.ca

Posted on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 4/19/2014 4:34:22 PM
Source: Parks Canada Bulletin
Latest News Articles

Youth Advisory Council Concerned About Urban Drilling
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 : 4/19/2014 4:34:22 PM
Galt Museum Receives Donation From Owner Of Regent Restaurant
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 : 4/19/2014 4:34:22 PM
Watch Out For Fake AltaLink Employees Asking For Money
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 : 4/19/2014 4:34:22 PM
Local Producers Bring Home Canadian Cheese Awards
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 : 4/19/2014 4:34:22 PM
Heart Patients Have Access To Life Saving Device
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 : 4/19/2014 4:34:22 PM
Home /Country 95.5 FM News



B93.3 FM
Home Promotions
Station Blogs
On Air Events
Other Links
Contact Us Alberta Equity Scholarship Program
Legal Notice Advertise with B93.3 FM
Privacy Policy  
Connect with B93.3 FM