Learn more about how the County determines when a Fire Ban, Restriction, or Advisory should be implemented:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Current Fire Rating:Fire Restriction
Fire Restriction in effect for Lethbridge County
The Fire Restriction in Lethbridge County remains in effect. The risk of fire spread is elevated due to hot, dry conditions.
Under the Fire Restriction, all active fire and fireworks permits are cancelled, and no new ones will be issued until further notice. Fines apply for burning during a Fire Restriction. If conditions do not improve, Lethbridge County may move from a Fire Restriction to a Fire Ban at any time. Always be aware of the current fire status by visiting https://lethcounty.ca/p/fire-bans.
Recreational campfires (campground and backyard fire pits) and acceptable incinerators that meet the specifications of the County’s Fire Bylaw #22-002 are permitted. Visit https://lethcounty.ca/p/fire-permits or call the County office at 403-328-5525 to determine if yours meets the criteria. Fires contained in cooking or heating appliances fueled by fluids or gasses (gas or propane-fueled fire rings, BBQs, stoves, and heaters) are also allowed.
The Restriction has been issued to prevent wildfires, which can threaten public safety and result in possible evacuation orders, property damage, poor air quality, and road closures.
The public can take actions to prevent wildfires, too. Never throw cigarette butts into ditches or dry grass. When enjoying a recreational fire pit, always make sure the fire is completely out and never leave it unattended. With harvest ongoing, the risk of fires in the field has also increased. Always have a water truck available and do not hesitate to call 911 for assistance if a fire ignites. Also thoroughly check all equipment before use. Removing debris from the mechanisms can prevent a spark from turning into a running fire.