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Fire Bans

Lethbridge County's Fire Rating guide.  Click for PDF.


Todays fire rating is No Fire Ban

Current Fire Rating:No Fire Ban

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No Fire Ban

Fire permits are being issued and are required for most burning activities.  Permits are free of charge and can be applied for online at https://lethcounty.ca/p/fire-permits or on the Lethbridge County app.  They can also be obtained at the Lethbridge administration office (#100, 905 4 Avenue S.).  Masks must be worn in the Lethbridge office due to current provincial COVID-19 measures.


Fire permit holders may burn the following items:

  • Paper products
  • Untreated wood (wood or wood products that do not contain preservatives)
  • Yard waste (grass/tree clippings, leaves, branches, fallen trees, brush, weeds, etc.)
  • Straw and stubble

These items cannot be burned, even with a fire permit:

  • Wood or wood products that contain preservatives
  • Plastic (including silage plastic, grain bags, and baler twine, but these can be recycled at the Iron Springs Transfer Station: https://lethcounty.ca/p/recycling)
  • Rubber (including tires)
  • Animal manure or cadavers
  • Waste material from construction sites (untreated wood is permitted)
  • Pathological waste
  • Containers that have held chemicals or pesticides
  • Oil

If you are unsure if you require a permit, please visit https://lethcounty.ca/p/fire-permits or call 403-328-5525.  

Should conditions change, Lethbridge County may impose a Fire Advisory, Restriction, or Ban at any time.  Before burning, always check our website (https://lethcounty.ca/p/fire-bans) to ensure there are no restrictions in place.