Calgary, AB,

Calgary Fire Department urges caution with outdoor flames

To help reduce the increased fire risk caused by continuing dry, warm weather with the possibility of strong winds, the Calgary Fire Department is urging citizens to use extreme caution. We want to remind citizens to be cautious when using outdoor open flames, including barbeques and backyard fire pits which meet City of Calgary bylaw standards, and when disposing of smoking materials.

“We ask that everyone be vigilant when disposing of smoking materials and when using outdoor flames,” said Carol Henke, public information officer for Calgary Fire

Calgarians are also asked to be cautious in the city’s natural areas and green spaces where there are dry grasses and shrubs as well as dried leaves covering parts of the ground. Remember to only dispose of smoking materials in proper ashtrays and to only have fires in approved fire pits according to the Community Standards Bylaw.

If you are travelling outside of Calgary, please learn the status of fire bans and advisories throughout Alberta at For more information on Calgary fire bans and fire safety advisories, visit or contact 311.

Remember to always call 9-1-1 to report a fire.