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Fire Bans and Advisories

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

Fire ban

A fire ban is issued to restrict or prohibit types of fire use within the city because of a high fire danger and poor air quality. 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. All fireworks are prohibited at all times without a valid permit from the Calgary Fire Department.

For information on fire bans in Alberta, please visit AlbertaFireBans.ca.

Fire Ban Fines: Fines can range up to $10,000 for violating any burning restrictions imposed during a fire ban. Please see the Bylaw for details.

Fire safety advisory

A fire safety advisory is issued to inform citizens about conditions which present a moderate to high fire risk. An advisory is usually issued before conditions lead to a fire ban, which is issued in the case of high fire danger. A fire safety advisory is a warning and not a restrictive fire ban. You may see a fire safety advisory issued for short-term conditions such as during major wind events.

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

Call 311 for more information on fire bans, advisories and permits.