A fire ban
- is issued to restrict or temporarily ban types of fire use because of a high fire danger and poor air quality;
- includes a list of prohibited fire uses.
A Fire ban advisory has recently been issued for the City of Calgary. Under the fire ban, the following are prohibited:
- Open fires
- Fire pits
- Outdoor chimeneas
- Recreational solid fuel barbecues and stoves (charcoal briquettes or wood)
- Tiki torches
The fire ban will be in effect until further notice, when smoke and weather conditions are no longer deemed a risk to health and safety.
Special note: fireworks is not allowed at any time in Calgary regardless of a fire ban.
Word of the Day:Chimenea: also “chiminea”, a freestanding clay fireplace.
* Information in this post is based on the City of Calgary’s news release dated July 16, 2021.