A Fire Advisory is in effect for the Town of Canmore due to increasingly dry conditions. All existing fire permits are suspended or canceled. The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve, and further restrictions may be implemented.
Current and forecasted conditions are evaluated on a daily basis. When deciding whether a fire ban is needed, Canmore Fire-Rescue considers local fire hazards, current and forecasted weather conditions, the amount of moisture in vegetation, the regional wildfire situation, and the availability of responders and equipment.
All active fire permits are canceled, and no new fire permits will be issued until further notice.
· Safe wood campfires * (within fire rings) in campgrounds, backyards, or random camping areas
· Charcoal briquettes
· Portable propane fire pits
· Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
· Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
· Be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;
· Have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving;
· Have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire.
Help Prevent Wildfires
· Never leave a fire unattended.
· Completely extinguish campfires with water. Soak it, stir it, and soak it until it is cool to the touch.
· Do not throw cigarettes on the ground. Put them out and discard in a bin.
· Off-Highway Vehicles can start wildfires - check frequently to ensure hotspots are free of debris and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.