Fire Ban in effect for the city of Airdrie

August 30, 2017/ For Immediate Release

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – Effective August 30, 2017, the Airdrie Fire Department has issued a fire ban for the city of Airdrie.

Under the fire ban, the following are prohibited:

  • Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
  • Regulated burning barrels
  • Open fires
  • Solid fuel barbecues and stoves (charcoal briquettes or wood)
  • Recreational camp fires and backyard fire pits
  • Chimeneas
  • • Tiki Torches
  • • Fireworks and exploding targets

The following are still allowed under the fire ban:

  • Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or ULC certified
  • Gas or propane stoves or barbeques that are CSA approved or ULC certified
  • Patio heaters (propane, catalytic or infrared/radiant)
  • Internal household fire places

Permit burning within the municipal boundaries of the City of Airdrie are banned due to extreme dry conditions posing significant increased risk of outdoor fires. All outstanding burning permits are suspended until further notice.

This fire ban shall remain in effect until such time as the Fire Chief’s Office deems appropriate to change for purposes of the Forest and Prairie Protection Act and the City of Airdrie Fire Bylaw.

Further information regarding provincial fire conditions is available at: albertafirebans.ca

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Media contact:
Ken Hubbard
Deputy Chief, Airdrie Fire Department
403.948.8800 ext.7889

 

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