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Partial Fire Ban Issued in Fort Smith

The first fire ban of the year has officially been issued in Fort Smith.

Coming into effect at 1:00 am on Monday, April 22nd, this ban applies to everything within the Fort Smith municipal boundary, though it is only a partial fire ban, and still allows for the use of backyard fire pits.

All other types of fires are banned for the time being, and any permits that have previously been approved are now cancelled while it is in effect. Anyone who does make use of a backyard fire pit is strongly advised to keep a water source nearby, and make sure the fire is completely extinguished once it is no longer in use.

The Town notes that approved fire pits must be made from non-flammable materials, must be at least two metres away from any structures, must be less than one metre across, and the fire itself can not be higher than one metre. Any combustible materials around the fire pit must be cleared away.

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