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Fire Bans

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

Learn more about how the County determines when a Fire Ban, Restriction, or Advisory should be implemented:

Call 403-328-5525
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Todays fire rating is No Fire Ban

Current Fire Rating:No Fire Ban

No Fire Ban

The County reminds the public that care should always be taken when burning, regardless of weather conditions. Fire permits are required for most burning activities. They are free of charge and can be applied for online or in-person at the Lethbridge administration office (#100, 905 4 Avenue S.).

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 at any time, even with a fire permit:

  • Wood or wood products that contain preservatives
  • Plastic (including silage plastic, grain bags, and baler twine)
  • Rubber (including tires)
  • Animal manure or cadavers
  • Waste material from construction sites (only untreated wood is permitted)
  • Pathological waste
  • Containers that have held chemicals or pesticides
  • Oil

If you are unsure if you require a permit, visit our website or call 403-328-5525.  

Should conditions change and the wildfire risk increases, Lethbridge County may impose a Fire Advisory, Restriction, or Ban at any time. Before burning, always check our website to ensure there are no restrictions in place.

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