Airdrie Fire Department issues a Fire Restriction

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA –The Airdrie Fire Department has issued a Fire Restriction for the City of Airdrie, effective beginning 4 p.m., April 27, 2020. 

All outstanding fire permits will be suspended and no new burn permits will be issued, including fireworks permits until further notice.

This Fire Restriction shall be 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.

The public is advised:
• Safe residential fire pits are allowed (non-combustible unit 39” in diameter or less)
• Gas or propane stoves/ barbecues and portable propane fire pits are allowed when used according to manufacturer’s specifications
• Charcoal briquette and solid fuel barbecues are allowed when used according to manufacturer’s specifications
• Chiminea’s (with screen covers that are located on a non-combustible surfaces) are allowed
• Internal household fire places are allowed
• Wood pellet smokers are allowed
• Incinerators (for farm and acreage use) are allowed
• Burning barrels (steel/metal drum no larger than 45 gallons, with screen covers that are located on a non-combustible surfaces) are allowed
• Torches and lanterns with open flames are not allowed

For further information please contact the City of Airdrie Fire Department at fire.department@airdrie.ca or visit or www.albertafirebans.ca

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