Level 1 Fire Ban – Effective May 17th, 2021

All residents please be advised that due to extreme dry conditions throughout the province, District of Katepwa has issued a Level 1 Fire Ban as of Monday May 17, 2021.

The Level 1 Fire Ban order will remain in place until conditions improve and the fire ban can be lifted.

The burning of debris, refuse, and construction materials is prohibited at all times within the boundaries of the District of Katepwa.

LEVEL 1 Fire Ban

Open burning in the District of Katepwa is banned.

Exemptions to a Level 1 Fire Ban, (with a plan to extinguish a fire) are:

  1. Solid Fuel Barbecues/Recreational Camp Fires (as per schedule A)
  2. Liquid fuel barbecues (propane or natural gas )
  3. Camp Stoves
  4. Fireworks

Schedule A

To Bylaw 4-2018

A Bylaw for Enacting A Fire Restriction Or Fire Ban

Solid Fuel Barbecues and Recreational Campfires are permitted under certain provisions of the Fire Ban Bylaw, providing:

  1. Fires must be under constant supervision by an adult
  2. Enclosed Fire pits or barbecues must be covered with a metal screen having openings no greater than ½” and must cover the entire opening. Logs or other fuel source must be fully contained within the enclosure. Embers and ash must be prevented from escaping the enclosure.
  3. The fire pit/barbecue must be a distance of at least 20″ from any grass, and 10 feet from any combustible structure or item.
  4. Be prepared, and have a plan to extinguish a fire should it escape from the fire pit/barbecue.
  5. Fires and embers must be extinguished completely when not under constant supervision.
  6. Fires are only permitted during the following hours:
    • Sunday to Thursday – Prior to 11:00 pm
    • Friday & Saturday – Prior to 1:00 am
  1. Absolutely no burning in wind speeds above 5 km/hour.