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Current Fire Ban Status
FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT
A fire advisory is in effect for the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass and the Calgary Forest Area surrounding the Crowsnest Pass, due to the current weather forecast and expected winds.
Under this advisory:
- All existing fire permits are suspended
- No new permits will be issued until conditions change
- Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire, is prohibited.
- Safe wood campfires*
- Backyard fire pits
- Portable propane fire pits
- Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
- Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
*Safe wood campfires - should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring. They are required to:
- Be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one meter around the fire;
- Have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving;
- Have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire. Safe wood campfires on private lands include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas; and
- Municipalities, Parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements.
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.
The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.