Effective immediately Ponoka County has declared a Fire Ban for the entire municipality due to the extreme fire hazard and dry windy conditions. This ban is in support of the Provincial wide fire ban addressing the high to extreme hazard wildfire conditions that could lead to large scale wildfires. The County-wide ban applies to anything that produces an open flame such as, but not limited to, burning barrels, backyard fire pits/rings, fireworks, etc. At present, the ban does not apply to gas fuelled equipment such as a propane barbecue. Any existing fire permits are now hereby suspended. We thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our municipality safe!