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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Fire restrictions now in effect for Red Deer County

Fire Ban

As of 2:00 PM today, a restricted fire order is in effect for all of Red Deer County. A fast spring thaw has created dry conditions, which can lead to a fire growing out of control. The County requires that: 


  • All outdoor fires presently burning within Red Deer County whether set with permission or under permit of the County, will remain valid for the duration of the permit. 
  • The ignition of all new outdoor fires within the boundaries of Red Deer County are hereby prohibited. 
  • No new fire permits will be issued until further notice. 

This ban DOES NOT apply to: 

  • Fires, which are contained within cooking and heating appliances and which are fueled by fluids, gases, or wood pellets. 
  • Fires contained within industrial facilities for operational purposes. 
  • Safe acceptable residential fire pits*
  • Gas/Propane fueled fire pits/stoves/barbecues. 
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters.

Any person violating conditions of this ban may be held liable for any damages and/or costs associated with extinguishing the fire and full prosecution with penalties, in accordance with Red Deer County Fire Services Bylaw 2012/14. 

*Additional information regarding fire restrictions here

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