The City of Cranbrook is suspending all outdoor burning as of noon Friday, July 7th.
This campfire ban is a result of the exceptional weather that we are currently experiencing and the extremely dry conditions that have resulted.
The ban includes all open fires of any size, including campfires, cooking fires and outdoor burning.
This prohibition does not include the ban of propane, natural gas or briquette fired cooking appliances, or to a CSA or ULC certified portable campfire device that uses propane, natural gas or briquettes.
The current fire danger rating for Cranbrook and area is considered extreme, according to the most recent data from the Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) – Wildfire Service Branch.
Forest fuels are extremely dry and the wildfire risk is very serious.
New fires may start easily and burn vigorously and challenge fire suppression efforts.
Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services ask that if you see smoke or fire in a forested area, please do not assume others have reported it.
Call the Southeast Fire Centre toll free at 1-800-663-5555 or call *5555 on most cellular networks.
If you have any questions regarding this ban please contact Cranbrook Fire & Emergency Services directly at 250-426-2325, or call the City of Cranbrook’s 311 info line.
– City of Cranbrook release