Effective immediately, The City of Red Deer has issued a full city-wide fire ban, due to dry conditions and high temperatures. A fire ban is initiated when conditions as per the Alberta Climate Information Services become extreme.
The following fires are not allowed within city limits:
- Open fires using charcoal, briquettes or wood
- Any source of open flame (i.e. tiki torches)
All existing fire permits are suspended.
The following fires are allowed:
- Certified portable gas fire pits
- Certified gas stoves or barbeques designed for cooking
- Certified cooking appliances utilizing charcoal, briquettes or wood pellets on residential property
Red Deer Emergency Services encourages residents to take extra caution to prevent fires. Proper disposal of smoking materials is very important as many fires are started by individuals throwing them out a window or discarding them in plants.
Residents who notice someone having a fire during this fire ban are advised to call 9-1-1. Any person contravening the fire ban will be subject to a $210 fine and applicable response fees.
This ban will remain in effect until conditions change and further notice is given. Updates are available here.
For more information on fire bans across the province, visit https://albertafirebans.ca/.