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Current Fire Ban, Restriction or Advisory

No Restriction Status - Effective October 27, 2020  No Fire

The fire advisory previously set on October 15, 2020 has been lifted, and there are no restrictions in place. 

Foothills County has moved from a Fire Advisory to a No Restriction status. All open fires are allowed by obtaining a burning permit found on the Foothills County Website. Citizens are also reminded that obtaining a fire permit is mandatory at all times.

If conditions change, the County may impose a Fire Advisory, Fire Restriction or Fire Ban at any time. If a Fire Ban or Restriction is imposed, you must immediately and fully extinguish your fire, all existing permits will become void and no new permits will be issued.

Public Memo 

Rick Saulnier, Fire Chief
Foothills Fire Department


Fire Permits are mandatory in Foothills County

Open fires are allowed by obtaining a burning permit issued through the Online Burning Permit application .

Alberta Fire Bans

Fire permits are required for any burning in the Forest Protection Area (excluding campfires).
You can get a fire permit by contacting the Environment and Sustainable Resource Development office in:
Calgary 403-297-8800
Blairmore 403-562-3210

For information on wildfire status: Alberta Wildfire Status

Fire Permits are mandatory in Foothills County!
Burning Permits & Regulations

The burning of prohibited debris is against the law. Prohibited debris includes but is not limited to this list:

  • Tires
  • Plastics
  • Household Garbage
  • Paint and paint cans
  • Used motor oil
  • Furniture
  • Treated Products

Please only burn clean burnable debris. Other material can be disposed of at the Foothills Landfill and regular tipping fees will apply for Foothills County residents.
Thank you,

Foothills Fire
T: 403-603-3571
F: 403-254-3145