No Fire Bans Have Been Issued for City of Lloydminster
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 4:26 PM
The City of Lloydminster has not issued a fire ban. The use of backyard fire pits and barbecues are permitted within city limits, but residents are asked to use safe practices for backyard burning and not leave fires unattended.
The Lloydminster Fire Department would like to remind residents to exercise caution when using outdoor fire pits or fireplaces in windy conditions and to only use fire pits in designated areas.
Fire pits must adhere to the following regulations found in Bylaw 2-2008:
- Must be located in the back yard only, a minimum of three metres from buildings, property lines, and other combustible material;
- Must be located in an area free of dry grass, brush or combustible soil, such as peat moss;
- The burning area must not exceed one meter in width, height or diameter when measured between the largest points;
- The fire pit or outdoor fire place shall have enclosed sides made of bricks, concrete blocks, and heavy gauge metal or other non-combustible material acceptable to the Fire Chief;
- A spark arrester mesh screen with openings no larger than 1.25 cm and constructed of expanded metal must be used to cover the fire pit opening in a manner sufficient to contain and reduce the hazards of airborne sparks.
Residents are asked to use their backyard fire pits and barbecues under close supervision. The Fire Chief is regularly monitoring conditions.
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