ATV/Driving Safety and Fire Conditions
Post Date:05/18/2018 12:52 PM
Before the long weekend, Lac La Biche County’s Protective Services department would like to remind you of the importance of ATV and vehicle safety.
Never drive a vehicle or operate an ATV under the influence, and follow all rules of the road. County Peace Officers and other enforcement will be out in full force this weekend to ensure everyone’s safety.
Fire conditions remain extreme, and Lac La Biche County is currently under fire advisory. All permits have been suspended, and no new burn permits are being issued.
Residents are only allowed to build small campfires for warmth or cooking only, but be sure to have enough water nearby to fully extinguish the fire after use. Do not leave your fires unattended. You may be held liable for all costs relating to emergency response if the fire gets away from you. All other burning is restricted.
Be mindful if operating ATVs in grassy areas. In just five minutes of idling, quad engines and hotspots reach over 200 degrees. Grass build up will ignite at these temperatures. Clear your machine hotspots frequently. Watch along your path for smoke or smouldering grass. Try to return on the same route that you took to locate any possible fires that you may have started.
Fire conditions can change at any time, so keep an eye on albertafirebans.ca for the latest updates.
For more information, call the County’s Protective Services complaint line at 780-623-6767.