Aug 13, 2018
Due to the extended period of hot, dry weather this summer a Fire Advisory is now in place for the Town of Picture Butte effective August 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm. Open fires (ie. bonfires) and refuse burning (ie. burning barrels) are always prohibited as per Town of Picture Butte Bylaw 859-17 Fire Protection. The use of cooking and heating appliances fueled by propane or natural gas is still allowed. Fires in approved fire pits on private property are still permitted, however residents are reminded to do so in a safe and courteous manner. Active permits are still in place however, no new permits will be issued at this time.
Picture Butte & District Emergency Services will continue to monitor conditions and may issue a Fire Restriction or Fire Ban if conditions do not improve. When conditions improve the Fire Advisory will be lifted.