Fire danger ratings, also known as fire hazards, communicate how easily fires start, how quickly they spread and how long they burn. During the warm dry months of the year, it is particularly important to know the fire hazard rating.

Hazard levels across the province are available at www.albertafirebans.ca

There is currently no restriction. 

Fire Hazard Levels

Fire Hazard LevelDescription

Fire Ban

No outdoor fires are permitted until further notice, including screened fire pits, burn barrels/incinerators, recreational fire pits and charcoal briquette barbecues.

Gas and propane appliances such as barbecues, stoves and fire pits are allowed as well as Wood Pellet BBQ, Smokers, and Stoves. 

All fire permits are suspended or cancelled, and no new fire permits will be issued.

Fire Restriction

Fire hazard conditions are at a level where fires can start and grow quickly. No open burning fires or major burn operations are allowed.

Fires in fire pits, burn barrels/incinerators with screens, as well as gas/propane stoves, barbeques and fire pits are allowed. Fire Services will evaluate fireworks permits on a case-by-case basis.

Limited fire permits will be issued but may be suspended or cancelled at any time.

Residents are reminded to be extra vigilant. Soaking the area adjacent to fire pits with water is recommended.

Fire Advisory

Fire Services warns residents that a fire restriction or ban may be coming if conditions do not improve. Open fires are allowed but residents are reminded to be extra vigilant. Soaking the area adjacent to fire pits with water is recommended.

Fire permits may be restricted.

No Restriction

Normal burning rules apply.

 

 No RestrictionFire AdvisoryFire RestrictionFire Ban

Major burn operations

(with permit)

Allowed
(✔)

Limited
(✔)

Not Allowed
(X)

Not Allowed
(X)

Open burning (with permit)

Limited
(✔)

X

X

Incinerators with screen

X

Burn barrels with screen

X

Fire pits without a screen 

X

Fireworks (with permit)

Limited
(✔)

X

Screened Fire Pits

X

Charcoal briquette barbecue

X

Propane/gas barbecue

Propane/gas fire pit

Wood Pellet BBQ/Smoker/Stove