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Fire Bans and Advisories

Watch this page for the most up-to-date fire ban information for Calgary. We will post fire bans and fire advisories here when they are in effect.

The fire safety advisory is no longer in effect
May 13, 2015
The Calgary Fire Department is lifting the fire safety advisory that was put into effect on April 14, 2015. However, citizens should always properly dispose of smoking materials.

To report a fire, move to a safe location and call 9-1-1. For non-emergency fire safety information, please call 311.

For information on fire bans or advisories outside of Calgary, please visit

Fire Ban

A fire ban is issued to restrict or prohibit types of fire use within the city because of a high fire danger. Each fire ban will include a list of prohibited fire uses, which could include but not be limited to, fire pits, chimeneas, barbecues and other forms of open flame devices.

Fire Safety Advisory

A fire advisory is issued to inform citizens about conditions which present a moderate to high fire risk. They are usually issued before conditions lead to Fire Ban due to a high fire danger. A fire advisory is a warning and not a restrictive fire ban. You may see a fire advisory issued for short-term conditions such as during major wind events.

NOTE: Every town or city in Alberta may have slightly different legislation or bylaws for fire bans. It is important to read the details of a fire ban carefully and to contact the city, town or Fire Department that issued the fire ban if you have any questions or concerns.