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Refrain from smoking in river valley to prevent wildfires

​​​​​Due to the extreme dry conditions, citizens are encouraged to refrain from smoking in the river valley. The risk of ignition to the grassland is at an extreme level and being diligent with smoking material is vital in order to keep our city safe. Residents are reminded that the City of Lethbridge is still under a complete city-wide fire ban and any open fires are prohibited.

When smoking inside your vehicle, always use a metal ashtray and do not throw ashes or butts out the window. When smoking outside your house, please deposit any smoking material into a metal container filled with water or sand.  Please do not dispose of smoking material into a flower pot or throw it on the ground.

Thank you for helping ensure we have a fire safe community.

For more information on the fire ban visit:

Media contact: 
Chief Fire Marshal
Heath Wright