What is a Fire Ban?

Current status:

No ban or restriction in effect

What is a fire ban?

A fire ban is when no outdoor fires are allowed.

What is NOT allowed:

  • burn barrels or incinerators
  • fireworks 
  • fire pits or chimeneas  
  • solid fuel barbecues (charcoal, pellets etc.)  

What is allowed:

  • cooking and recreational appliances that can be turned on or off using a switch or valve (fire table, electric smoker, propane or natural gas barbecues)

What is a fire advisory?

A fire advisory is when all fire and fireworks permits are suspended. 

What is NOT allowed:

  • open fires (brush, bonfires)
  • burn barrels or incinerators
  • fireworks    

What is allowed:

  • recreational fire pits with a screen, chimeneas
  • propane or natural gas tables, bowls and appliances
  • all barbecues 

Visit the FAQs for more information.

Visit Alberta Fire Bans to get information on current fire bans, advisories and restrictions throughout the province. 

William, a 9 year old Sherwood Park resident, explains what a fire ban is.

Fire prevention and investigation
Phone: 780-449-9651
Email: Fireprevention@strathcona.ca

Last updated: Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Page ID: 38713