The first of the 2018 fire bans have begun with a notice from the Rural Municipality of Nipawin.
May 7, 2018 – Effective Immediately: The Rural Municipality of Nipawin No. 487 has declared a ban on all burning, including outdoor fire pits and solid fuel burning appliances.
- The lighting or discharge of fireworks is prohibited.
- Self-contained heating devices, pressurized stoves, gas barbecues, propane fire-pits, or charcoal briquettes used in an approved firebox will be permitted for cooking and heating purposed during the ban.
Any RM of Nipawin residents who have been previously issued a burn permit should be aware that the fire ban causes those permits to be null and void.
For further information you can contact the RM of Nipawin at 306-862-9551 or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rmnipawin487/
Full Ban Notice
MUNICIPAL ORDER FIRE BAN
WHEREAS: In the opinion of the Rural Municipality of Nipawin No. 487, an extreme fire hazard condition exists within the municipality;
1) No person shall light, or start or allow or cause to be lighted, ignited or started a fire of any kind whatsoever in the open air, this includes fires contained within fire permits and solid fuel burning appliances.
2) All burning permits, if any, issued for the burning of material within the municipality are hereby suspended effective the date of this order.
3) The lighting or discharge of fireworks is strictly prohibited.
This fire ban includes and does apply to all lands located within the Rural Municipality of Nipawin No. 487
This order takes effect May 7, 2018 and will continue to be in effect until further notification from the Municipality.
Dated at Codette, Saskatchewan this 7h day of May, 2018.
RM of Nipawin No. 487
As of Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 9:30 am there are no active provincial fire bans in Saskatchewan. Provincial fire bans only apply to Provincial lands and parks. Municipalities and regional or national parks may put burning restrictions in place within their jurisdictions. Please check with local authorities to see if these apply in your area or where you plan to travel.