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Weather conditions continue to contribute to dry conditions and increased risk of fire within the City of Maple Ridge. Fire weather reports have placed the City in EXTREME fire danger rating and forecasts indicate no relief from these conditions in the immediate future.This is a reminder that the City is under a complete fire ban; persons found to be in violation of the ban will receive a ticket of minimum $500.In consideration of the EXTREME rating, no smoking signs will be placed within City parks and at trail heads. No open flames are permitted in public places; the only exception being ULC or CSA rated propane appliances with flame height less than 15cm. Industrial activities within the City are restricted as per the Forest Fire Prevention and Suppression Regulation under the Forest Practices Code of BC Act.