A fire ban has been put back into effect for the MD of Foothills and Village of Longview.

The ban applies to all all open fires with burning barrels, camp fires, and fire works and means all open fires need to be extinguished.

Any open burning permits are now cancelled.

The fire ban does not apply to propane and charcoal barbecues, and propane fire pits.

Fires contained in industrial facilities or on industrial sites approved by the Fire Chief also do not apply to the ban.

According to the MD, the ban will remain in place until the Foothills has received substantial moisture.

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