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Clarenville officially lifts fire ban

Two people in Pleasant Valley were able to escape a fire that destroyed their home during a blizzard early Thursday morning.
Two people in Pleasant Valley were able to escape a fire that destroyed their home during a blizzard early Thursday morning.

CLARENVILLE, N.L. — Thanks to some rain over the past several weeks, the Town of Clarenville has seen fit to officially lift its fire ban.

At Wednesday evening’s council meeting, the decision was unanimously approved.

Clarenville chief administrative officer David Harris said, after discussing the matter with fire chief Cory Feltham, they decided it would be okay to give the all-clear for residents to resume with backyard fires and burning.

Harris says Feltham advised the fire index was not at a critical level.

“Given the amount of wet weather we’ve had the past couple weeks, they feel the fire ban is no longer necessary,” said Harris at the meeting.

 

A previous version of this article stated the department of forestry was advised. In fact, the fire chief used the fire index to make the decision to lift the local fire ban.

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