Town of Canmore

Fire Advisory in Effect

A fire advisory is in place in the Town of Canmore. Existing fire permits remain valid. No new fire permits will be issued until further notice. Do not burn yard waste. Fireworks are prohibited.

What is allowed?

  •  Safe wood campfires in campgrounds (within fire rings) or backyards - visit Fire Pit Safety for important information
  •  Charcoal briquettes
  •  Portable propane fire pits
  •  Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
  •  Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

Never leave a flame unattended.

Completely extinguish campfires with water. Soak it, stir it, and soak it again until it is cool to the touch before leaving it.

Do not throw cigarettes on the ground. Put them out and discard in a bin.

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.

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. 

In Alberta, the highest wildfire hazard is from mid-April through the end of May, the time after the snow has melted but before vegetation has started growing. Last year, 71 per cent of wildfires were human-caused. Introducing a fire advisory for this time is expected to reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in Alberta, allowing resources to be focused where they are most needed.

Review Fire Pit Safety for more information.

For information on fire bans in Alberta, please visit www.AlbertaFireBans.ca 

For air quality information and advisories, visit https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=ab or http://airquality.alberta.ca/map

The Town of Canmore closely monitors all wildfire situations and has a comprehensive emergency plan in place.  More information about emergency preparedness can be found here.

 

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