Calgary, AB,
14
September
2017
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23:33
America/Denver

Fire Ban Lifted for City of Calgary

As a result of two days of rain, improved air quality and lower temperatures, the Calgary Fire Department has lifted the August 29 ban on outdoor fires.

Calgary Fire Department continues to urge citizens to use caution when using outdoor open flames, including barbeques and backyard fire pits and when disposing of smoking materials.

“Despite the ban being lifted, everyone should continue to be extra cautious with outdoor flames –especially the disposal of smoking materials,” says Public Information Officer Carol Henke.

“Calgary fire crews continue to respond to outdoor fires created by the improper disposal of smoking materials in planter pots and flower beds,” adds Henke. “These fires can smoulder for hours and lead to devastating and potentially deadly fires.”

Citizens are also urged to familiarize themselves with City bylaw standards for fire pits in order to help keep their communities safe and be good neighbours: calgary.ca/firepits

For more information on Calgary fire bans and fire safety advisories, please visit calgary.ca/firebans or contact 311. Remember to always call 9-1-1 to report a fire.