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Cypress County reinstates Level 1 Fire Ban

Posted on May 3, 2016 by 40 Mile Commentator

Pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Government Act, the Forests and Prairie Protection Act, and Cypress County Bylaw 2008/14, Cypress County hereby orders, effective 1200 hrs, 04 May 2016 the following:

  1. A Level I Fire Ban on all fires (including fireworks) within the boundaries of Cypress County. All outstanding Fire Permits are hereby suspended until further notice.

  1. A person who wilfully sets an open fire, or any fire not allowed under this order, may be charged under the Forest and Prairie Protection Act and Cypress County Bylaw 2008/14. If the person is the owner or occupant of the land on which the fire is set, those costs may be recovered by placing the costs on the tax roll and recovering them in the same manner as taxes.

This order amends any previous fire control orders.

Dated this 04th day of May 2016 at the Hamlet of Dunmore, Alberta.

Cypress County

John McBain, Acting Deputy Fire Chief

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