Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fire Restrictions in New Westminster Parks

CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER
511 ROYAL AVENUE NEW WESTMINSTER, BC V3L 1H9
TEL: 604 521 3711
www.newwestminster.ca
FAX: 604 521 3895

For immediate release

July 28, 2009

Fire Hazard in New Westminster Parks

New Westminster – Due to the extreme hot and dry conditions in New Westminster, effective today, the following precautions are now in place for all City parks and trails:
  • No smoking in parks or on trails
  • No charcoal or wood burning barbecues
  • No open fires
The use of propane barbecues is permitted provided they are placed on a raised, non-combustible surface.

Park visitors should take precautions against accidental fires and be alert to signs of fire:
New Westminster Parks, Culture & Recreation continues to monitor the state of city parks and requests the cooperation of all residents to help prevent fires in our City.

For further information, please contact New Westminster Parks, Culture & Recreation at 604-527-4567, or visit the City's website at www.newwestcity.ca

Contact: Dean Gibson
Director of Parks, Culture & Recreation
604-527-4628
dgibson@newwestcity.ca
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Ashleigh Young
Communications Coordinator
City of New Westminster
ph: 604.527.4559
fax: 604.527.4689

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