Fire Advisory in effect

AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – A Fire Advisory is in effect for the City of Airdrie, due to the current and forecasted hot and dry weather.

Under this Advisory:

  • All existing fire permits are suspended, except for acceptable burn barrels and incinerators
  • No new fire permits will be issued until conditions improve
  • Some essential burning may be allowed, at the discretion of the fire department

Prohibited:

  • Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a residential backyard firepit, is prohibited
  • Consumer fireworks are not permitted

Exemption:

  • Acceptable residential firepits/wood campfires
  • Natural gas, propane firepits that are CSA approved or UL certified
  • Natural gas, propane or electric stoves, barbecues, and smokers that are CSA approved or UL certified
  • Solid-fueled barbeque appliances, where the primary source of fuel consists of charcoal, briquettes, or wood
  • Catalytic or infrared style heaters that are CSA approved or UL certified
  • Acceptable burning barrel for farm use only
  • Incinerator Fire
  • Approved fires contained in industrial facilities or sites (energy, forestry or agricultural)
 
Wildfire Prevention:
  • Recognize when the danger of a wildfire is starting and spreading is higher. High fire danger conditions include high winds, low humidity, drought and elevated temperatures
  • Be careful with outdoor fires
  • Maintain and clean gas-powered equipment
  • Do not throw cigarette butts into vegetation, potted plants or landscaping
  • Make sure your vehicles tail pipe or towing chains does not drag or cause sparks

The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.

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

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