Thorsby has downgraded its fire restriction and is now under a fire advisory.
Open burning with issued fire permits and fires contained within approved burn barrels or firepits are acceptable. All fire permits are issued as per the Forest and Prairie Protection Act, and may be issued during the advisory at the Fire Guardian’s discretion.
While we have received rainfall some areas remain fairly dry. Everyone is encouraged to continue practicing fire safety.
If you see a fire, please call 9-1-1 and report it as soon as it is safe to do so.
Fire officials will continue to monitor conditions, and will update the public of any change at albertafirebans.ca.Thank you
Fire ban downgraded to a restriction for Thorsby
Effective immediately, Thorsby is no longer under a fire ban. The fire ban has been downgraded to a fire restriction.
Under a fire restriction, no open fires are allowed, and all open fires must be extinguished immediately. All fire permits are suspended, as per the Forest and Prairie Protection Act, and no new fire permits will be issued for the duration of this restriction.
Citizens can use cooking and heating appliances – such as barbecues, meat smokers, firepits and patio heaters. Citizens can also use approved burn barrels and fire pits but should use extreme caution.
Fire Services will continue to monitor conditions and update the public at albertafirebans.ca when the restriction is lifted, downgraded, or another fire ban is issued.
MAY 5TH 2023 UPDATE
A complete Ban on recreational ATV/UTV use is now in effect within the Town of Thorsby due to EXTREME fire risk. This ban will remain in effect until further notice.
Due to low precipitation, high winds and warm temperatures, grass and light leafy vegetation is at extreme risk for ignition from ATV and UTV exhaust systems. Tall grass, crop residue etc., along trail systems and wild land areas can often ignite from direct exhaust, and/or direct contact with exhaust and sparks from mufflers and piping. This ban includes all off-road vehicles such as quads and dirt bikes, and applies to all Town owned lands and public roadways.
Please note: required agricultural and industrial operator ATV/UTV use is exempt from this Ban; however, extreme caution and continuous monitoring are advised.