With fire restrictions issued in Knee Hill County and Special Areas Number 2, Drumheller has followed with a full fledged ban.

The ban bequeaths that no-one be burning materials on an open fire or have an open fire lit anywhere in the valley.

"It's getting to the point where it's getting extremely dangerous so, that's the reason for this fire ban," explains Fire Chief of the Drumheller Fire Department, Bruce Wade.

Wade can't stress enough how important it is that burning open flames is prohibited during this time.

"There are some people who think that they can burn just about anything when they want, wether it's an approved pit or not," said Wade.

The approved devices that you can use for cooking outside are internal household fire places, gas or propane stoves, barbecues that are CSA approved or UL certified Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or UL certified Catalytic or infrared-style heaters, and campstoves.

"Our big concern is any open air fire pits that have sparks that can get outside the pit," concluded Wade.

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