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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.

Due to a low fire risk in Calgary, there is no fire ban issued for the city of Calgary at this time. Fire pits which meet the requirements of the bylaw are permitted at this time.

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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, 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.