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Fire Ban System

Read on to learn about our fire ban system.

No Restriction

Safe campfires in approved Fire Pits are allowed in campgrounds and backyards. Fire permits are required for all open burning inside town limits, except campfires.

Fire Advisory

The fire hazard rating has increased. Fire permits may be restricted. Safe campfires are allowed in campgrounds and backyards, but this level is a warning they may be restricted if the situation does not improve.

Fire Restriction

  • Safe residential fire pits and safe campfires in campgrounds that are compliant with Fire Protection Bylaw 4583-2020 are allowed.
  • Gas or propane stoves / barbecues and portable propane fire pits are allowed when used according to manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Charcoal briquette and solid fuel barbecues are allowed when used according to manufacturer’s specifications.
  • No new fire permits will be issued from the date of the Fire Restriction.
  • No firework permits will be issued from the date of the Fire Restriction.
  • Torches and lanterns with open flames are prohibited.
  • All other burning including burning barrels in the newly annexed areas of High River are prohibited.
  • Fire restrictions may be upgraded to complete fire bans at any time without notice. It is the responsibility of residents and visitors to be aware of recreational fire regulations per the Fire Protection Bylaw 4583-2020

Fire Ban

No campfires (or other open fires and burning barrels) are allowed in campgrounds or backyards. This includes charcoal briquettes and outdoor torches of any kind. Gas or propane stoves/barbeques and portable propane fire pits are allowed. All fire permits are suspended or cancelled, and no new fire permits will be issued.

Learn more about Alberta Fire Bans.


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Fire Hall 1010 5th St SE High River, Alberta

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fire@highriver.ca

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403-652-3774

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scorbett@highriver.ca

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