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Dry hot weather creating high fire risk in river valley

​Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services reminds residents to be extra cautious and fire smart when enjoying the river valley.

Earlier in the week, a fire ban was issued that prohibits any open fires in the city's river valley. This includes the use of fire pits and camp stoves in the river bottom.

A lengthy stretch of dry, hot weather has created a high risk of possible grass fires. Residents are asked to be diligent in respecting the fire ban and to refrain from smoking in the river bottom to minimize the risk.

For updated information on fire bans, residents are encouraged to call the Fire Prevention office at 320-3811 or visit

Media Contact:
Heath Wright 
Chief Fire Marshal