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Rocky View County issues fire ban

Due to recent dry and windy conditions, Rocky View County Fire Services (RVCFS) has issued a fire advisory, effective immediately throughout the county.

Due to recent dry and windy conditions, Rocky View County Fire Services (RVCFS) has issued a fire advisory, effective immediately throughout the county.

"This advisory will remain in effect as long as high-risk conditions remain," stated a press release from the County

During a fire advisory, all burning permits are suspended, according to RVCFS, and burning is banned, with the following exceptions:

  • Internal household fire places
  • Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
  • Burning barrels
  • Camp stoves
  • Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
  • Propane/natural gas barbecues
  • Propane/natural gas fire pit
  • 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
  • Oil well flaring (must register with central fire dispatch at 403.264.1022)

For details on specific fire restrictions during an advisory, visit the County's Fire Bans & Advisories webpage.

For information on fire bans and advisories in other areas of the province, visit AlbertaFireBans.ca.