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Mission Fire Rescue Service implements fire ban across city until further notice

Ban effective Aug. 3 at 8 a.m.
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Mission Fire Rescue Service has implemented a fire ban across City of Mission boundaries until further notice. The ban starts tomorrow, Aug. 3, at 8 a.m. and includes recreational fire pits.

“The prohibition does not include cooking stoves, barbeques, or CSA-rated or ULC-rated portable campfire apparatus using gas, propane, or briquettes, so long as the height of the flame is less than 15 centimetres and used on private property,” says a press release from the service.

The release adds that rain will only reduce the risk temporarily, so the burning ban will remain, regardless of weather, until the City of Mission says otherwise.

“Any person found in contravention of the fire ban may be liable to a fine,” the release says. “Please contact Mission Fire Rescue Service at 604-820-3793 for further information or visit our website at”

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