Fire Advisory, Restriction, Ban

Changing weather can create favourable conditions that easily lead to fire ignition from a small ember or spark. A fire ban or restriction may be issued during these times to help protect the City of Leduc and its citizens.  Please see the differences listed below.

Fire Advisory

Fire Advisory is a notice for awareness that the fire hazard rating has increased due to dry conditions. Under an advisory, open-air fire permits and the use of campfires and backyard fire pits are still allowed. Residents are asked to use caution when burning. 

Fire Restriction

A Fire Restriction prohibits all open air burning, including industrial and agricultural-based fires. Under a fire restriction, all open air fire permits are suspended and no new fire permits will be issued.

The following activities are permitted under a Fire Restriction:

  • Backyard fire pits meeting the requirements of the City of Leduc Fire Services Bylaw
  • Natural gas and propane appliances designed for cooking or heating (ie: barbecues, heaters, approved fire pits)

Fire Ban

A Fire ban prohibits all open burning, including industrial and agricultural-based fires, campfires in campgrounds, backyard fire pits, and solid fule burning devices (e.g. charcoal briquettes and smokers).

Under a fire ban, portable propane fire pits, gas or propane stoves, propane or natural gas barbecues are allowed. All open-air fire permits remain suspended and no new fire permits will be issued.

For current updates within the City of Leduc and conditions around the Province of Alberta, visit Alberta Fire BansFire Ban System, or the Agriculture and Forestry website