Fire Bans & Burning Regulations

Current Bans: Chestermere Fire Services


July 20, 2017

Fire Advisory in effect


Moderate Fire Danger. Chestermere Fire Services warns residents that a more restrictive fire ban may be coming or that there is a short-term concern like a major wind event which has increased the fire hazard level. During this fire advisory, open fires are allowed, but residents are reminded to be extra vigilant. Soaking the area adjacent to the fire pits with water is recommended.

Thank you all for your cooperation and understanding to this matter.



Levels of Risk


Level 1 (Moderate Fire Risk)


Fires are not permitted, however exemptions include:
  • Camp stoves
  • Chimeneas (freestanding front-loading fireplace or oven)
  • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas
  • Internal household fire places
  • Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)
  • Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24 inch in diameter or less)
  • Regulated burning barrels
  • Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
This ban includes:
  • Chimeneas (freestanding front-loading fireplace or oven)
  • Incinerators (farm and acreage)
  • Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24 inch in diameter or less)
  • Regulated burning barrels
  • Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
Exemptions on a level 2 fire ban include:
  • Camp stoves
  • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas
  • Internal household fire places
  • Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)

Level 3 (Extreme Fire Risk)


This ban includes:
  • Camp stoves
  • Chimeneas (freestanding front-loading fireplace or oven)
  • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas
  • Incinerators (farm and acreage)
  • Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24 inch in diameter or less)
  • Regulated burning barrels
  • Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
Exemptions on a level 3 fire ban include:
  • Internal household fire places
  • Liquid fuel barbeques (propane and natural gas)