Heat wave leads to fire restrictions west of Calgary

The wildfire danger in Alberta is climbing to very high and extreme levels due to the heat wave this week.

As a result, the entire southern part of the province’s forest protection area, including the Calgary Forest Area west of the city, is now under a fire advisory.

Existing fire permits are suspended under the advisory and no new permits will be issued.

Allowed during advisory:

  • Wood campfires in designated campgrounds and random camping areas
  • Backyard fire pits
  • Portable propane fire pits
  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
  • Catalytic or infrared style heaters

Prohibited during advisory:

  • Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire 

The advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve, or an escalation to a fire restriction is necessary.

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