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Calgary Fire Bans and Advisories

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

August 1, 2014

A FIRE SAFETY ADVISORY remains in place for the city of Calgary and the Calgary Fire Department recommends all citizens be cautious when using outdoor open flames and when disposing of smoking materials.

Read the News Release issued July 28, 2014...

Read the News Release issued May 1, 2014...

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

The Calgary Fire Department would like to thank Calgarians for their cooperation. Fire prevention is everyone’s responsibility.

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


Fire 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.

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.

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.