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 and forecasted hot and dry weather.
Under this advisory:
- All existing fire permits are suspended, with the exception of burn barrels;
- No new fire permits will be issued until conditions change;
- Some essential burning may be allowed, at the discretion of a forest officer.
- Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire, is prohibited.
- Safe wood campfires
- Backyard fire pits (please see Bylaw 839, 2012 - Fire and Rescue Service for acceptable fire pit regulations in the Crowsnest Pass)
- Portable propane fire pits
- Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
- Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
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.
Last year, 88% of wildfires in Alberta were human-caused.
The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve. While campfires, back yard fires, and fireworks are currently allowed, they may be restricted in the coming days if conditions warrant. For up-to-date Fire Ban information, visit https://www.albertafirebans.ca/. To view bylaw 839, 2012 - Fire and Rescue Service Bylaw, visit https://www.crowsnestpass.com/municipal-government/council/bylaws-listed-alphabetically