The Sasamat Fire Department has advised that the fire danger rating has been moved to EXTREME effective immediately.
This means the following conditions are now in place:
- All cooking appliances are banned in public parks, public spaces and unimproved areas. Prohibited activities and devices include: any open fire for personal warmth or cooking; portable wood burning devices; tiki torches; and sky lanterns. The ban also applies to CSA- or UL-rated cooking stoves that utilize propane or charcoal briquettes, or portable campfire devices that utilize charcoal briquettes, or liquid or gaseous fuels.
- All high-risk hot works activity is banned. This includes such things as chain saws, grass cutting, flail mowing, tree removal and land clearing.
- Allowances may be made on a case-by-case basis provided that an approved fire safety plan is in place.
- Residents are encouraged to avoid yard work that has the potential to produce sparks.