With many producers taking the opportunity to do controlled burns, producers are being reminded to keep safety at the forefront. 

"We've seen quite a few fire activity in the rural areas," explained Fire Chief, Dale Feser, "with the farming and ranching communities wanting to burn off some of the vegetation to make it more usable land."

However, the EFRD haven't had to deal with any recent wildland fires mainly due to the fact that producers are keeping a good eye on the blazes and calling them into the Provincial Burn Line at 1-866-404-4911.

"They'll ask you for some information such as your land location, the expected time of burn and they'll probably ask you to call in afterward."

"I still would like to remind everyone to exercise extreme caution when conducting controlled burns. You obviously want to take into consideration the wind conditions as well as the dry vegetation."

"I would also like to remind people who are conducting controlled burns if it looks like it's getting out of control and you can't handle the situation, please call 911 as soon as possible so that way we can get out there in a timely manner and keep the fire at bay and possibly taking out and destroying other property."

 

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