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    Fire Ban Ends in the City

    Chestermere Fire Services (CFS) downgraded the fire ban in the city to a fire advisory Sept. 15.
    The cooler wetter temperature forecasted for Chestermere will reduce the danger of fire sparked by resident activity.
    Under the advisory, open fires are once again allowed within city limits.
    CFS asks residents planning to have a fire to remain vigilant and suggest soaking the area around fire pits.
    Residents are advised that a more restrictive fire ban could be declared if the weather changes creating conditions that increase the fire hazard level.
    The downgrade ends the Level 3 fire ban that has been in effect in the city since Aug. 30.
    CFS utilizes the Canadian Forest Fire weather index when deciding to declare and change fire bans in the city. The index considers factors such as relative humidity, fire loads and materials, and recent rainfalls.
    For more information on fire bans and burning regulations in Chestermere go to http://www.chestermere.ca/331/Fire-Bans-Burning-Regulations.