Fire ban effective 5 p.m. today in city limits
In support of the fire ban issued by the City of Regina Fire & Protective Services, Wascana Centre has also enacted a fire ban effective immediately.
All solid fuel burning fire pits that use clean seasoned wood, manufactured fire logs and charcoal are banned from use until further notice. This includes all fire pits and barbeques that are found within Wascana Centre.
Regina Fire & Protective Services has been monitoring the situation closely. The following conditions were determining factors:
- the onset of fall, which always produces an abundance of dormant vegetation
- the exceptionally dry summer Regina has experienced
- moisture conditions of the remaining ground vegetation have deteriorated dramatically over the past week, especially in the City’s parks, open spaces and undeveloped lands.
The City and Wascana Centre remind citizens to carefully dispose of smoker’s material in an approved container and not in flower pots, planters or plastic containers. Smoker’s material should be discarded in a metal container that is partially filled with sand or gravel. As an additional precaution, smokers should not discard materials out of vehicle windows.