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.
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.
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 Bans, Fire Ban System, or the Agriculture and Forestry website.