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:No Fire Ban
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
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.