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Calgary and area: Fire ban lifted

Posted: 6:02 p.m. October 15, 2013

 

The Calgary Fire Department has lifted the Level III Fire Ban.

Read the news release.
 
To report a fire, move to a safe location and call 9-1-1. For any 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 fire bans outside of Calgary and for more information on fire bans in general, please visit the Alberta fire bans page for more information.

BACKGROUNDER: DESCRIPTION OF FIRE BAN LEVELS

Level III (extreme fire risk)

This ban includes:

• Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
• Regulated burning barrels
• Camp stoves
• Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
• Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24” in diameter or less)
• Chimeneas
• Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas.
The exemptions to this fire ban are listed as follows:
• Internal household fire places
• Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)

 Level II (severe fire risk)

This ban includes:

• Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
• Regulated burning barrels
• Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
• Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24” in diameter or less)
• Chimeneas.
The exemptions to this fire ban are listed as follows:

• Internal household fire places
• Camp stoves
• Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)
• Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas.
 
Level I (moderate fire risk)
The exemptions to this fire ban are listed as follows:

• Internal household fire places
• Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
• Regulated burning barrels
• Camp stoves
• Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
• Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)
• Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24” in diameter or less)
• Chimeneas
• Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas.