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 burning, including industrial and agricultural-based fires, campfires in campgrounds, and backyard 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, 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)