Current Fire Ban, Restriction or Advisory
FIRE BAN - EFFECTIVE APRIL 5, 2021
There is a Burning Ban on all open fires including burning barrels, camp fires and Fire Works in Foothills County. All open fires are to be extinguished and any open burning permits cancelled. This ban will be in effect until all areas within Foothills County receive substantial moisture and approval is received to lift the fire ban.
FIRE CONTROL ORDER
1. Rick Saulnier, Fire Chief of Foothills County in consultation with Council:
a. SUSPEND all fire permits issued under the authority of the Forest and Prairie Protection Act ,
b. REQUIRE all outdoor fires presently burning whether set under the authority of a fire permit or not, extinguished, and
c. PROHIBIT the lighting of outdoor fires within Foothills County.
2. This order INCLUDES, FIREWORKS, BURNING BARRELS, CAMP FIRES and any other outdoor fires that do not require fire permits.
3. THIS ORDER does not apply to:
a. fires contained in industrial facilities or on industrial sites approved by the Fire Chief.
4. THIS ORDER comes into effect at 12:00 p.m. on the 5th day of April 2021.
DATED at the Town of High River, in the Province of Alberta, this 5th day of April 2021.
IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911.
Open fires are allowed by obtaining a burning permit issued through the Online Burning Permit application .
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:
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:
- Household Garbage
- Paint and paint cans
- Used motor oil
- 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.