Fire Restriction and 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 between a Fire Ban and a Fire Restriction.

Fire Ban

A Fire ban prohibits all open fires, including campfires in campgrounds, and back yard fire pits (including charcoal briquettes).

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

Fire Restriction

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

The following activities are still permitted under a Fire Restriction:

  • 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)

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