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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Fire ban lifted in Red Deer County with Fire Restrictions now in effect


Fire ban lifted in Red Deer County with Fire Restrictions now in effect 

Residents are reminded to be vigilant with fire pits as dry conditions persist across the province


(RED DEER COUNTY) As of 2:00 PM today, the fire ban has been lifted and replaced with a Fire Restriction order; and is in effect for Red Deer County. 


The County requires that:


  1. 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, and


  1. The ignition of all new outdoor fires within the boundaries of Red Deer County are hereby prohibited, and 


  1. No new fire permits will be issued until further notice.


 This ban DOES NOT apply to: 


  1. Fires, which are contained within cooking and heating appliances and which are fueled by fluids, gases, or wood pellets;


  1. Fires contained within industrial facilities for operational purposes;


  1. Safe acceptable residential fire pits* and incinerators;


  1. Approved Gas/Propane fueled fire pits/stoves/barbecues;


  1. Catalytic or infrared-style heaters.



*Safe acceptable residential fire pits – (a) A minimum of 1 meter clearance measured from the nearest fireplace edge to the nearest edge of a building, property lines, or other combustible material; (b) Constructed of materials such as bricks or rocks that are non-combustible; (e) The base of the fire burning area is not less than 0.3 meters above the surrounding grade; and (f) The fire chamber does not exceed 1.25 meters in width, and is at least 0.4 meters but not more than 0.6 meters in depth.


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 and/or the Forest Prairie Protection Act RSA. Red Deer County thanks residents for their cooperation. 


For more information on fire bans across the province, visit: 

Read the Restricted Fire Order here


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