FIRE BAN INFORMATION
There is currently no fire ban in effect in the Summer Village of Silver Sands.
The fire rating, however, remains as high. Please be vigilant when having permissible fires within fire pits.
When a Fire Ban is in Effect:
The Summer Village will post 'Fire Ban in Effect' signs when there is a full fire ban in effect.
A Full Fire Ban means no fires within fire pits, no warming/cooking/pleasure fires, no open fires and no fireworks.
The Summer Village will also be under a Full Fire Ban when there is a Provincial Fire Ban in place.
When a Fire Ban is NOT in Effect:
Note that even when a Full Fire Ban is NOT in place, 'open' fires are NOT allowed, only small warming, cooking & pleasure fires within fire pits are permissible. Silver Sands does not have a fireworks bylaw or a fireworks permitting process, therefore, the Summer Village does not grant permission to discharge fireworks in the Summer Village.
Please continue to ensure you take care and caution when having a fire and be sure your fire is completely out when unattended. Soak It. Stir It. Soak It Again. Let the fire burn down before you plan on putting it out. Spread the embers within the fire pit, then add water or loose dirt, and stir. Expose any material still burning. Add more water and stir again until you can no longer see smoke or steam.
For Provincial Fire Ban Information please visit the following website: www.albertafirebans.ca
Within the corporate limits of the Summer Village of Silver Sands, fire pits must:
Be at least 3 metres (10 feet) from buildings,
property lines and anything else that could catch
Be less than 0.6 metres (2 feet) high
Be less than 1 metre (3 feet) wide
Have enclosed sides made from bricks, concrete
or heavy-gauge metal
Have a mesh screen on top to stop sparks
(spark-arrestor) with openings smaller than 1.25
centimetres (1/2 inch)