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Fire ban in effect for Red Deer

May 30, 2019 4:20 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

In light of dry conditions and poor air quality, the City of Red Deer is issuing a full city-wide fire ban effective immediately to reduce health concerns and to help prevent fires in the city. 

The following fires are not allowed:

  • Open fires using charcoal, briquettes or wood in the City of Red Deer
  • 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 cigarettes that have been thrown out of a window or discarded in plants. 

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 at

For more information on fire bans across the province, visit

For more information, please contact:

Wes Van Bavel
Fire Marshal
The City of Red Deer

Communications and Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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