Fire Bans & Burning Regulations

Current Bans:

There are currently no fire bans for the City of Chestermere


Levels of Risk


Level 1 (Moderate Fire Risk)


Fires are not permitted, however exemptions include:
  • Camp stoves
  • Chimeneas (freestanding front-loading fireplace or oven)
  • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas
  • Internal household fire places
  • Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)
  • Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24 inch in diameter or less)
  • Regulated burning barrels
  • Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)

Level 2 - Severe Fire Risk Chestermere Fire Services

This ban includes:
  • Chimeneas (freestanding front-loading fireplace or oven)
  • Incinerators (farm and acreage)
  • Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24 inch in diameter or less)
  • Regulated burning barrels
  • Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
Exemptions on a level 2 fire ban include:
  • Camp stoves
  • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas
  • Internal household fire places
  • Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)

Level 3 (Extreme Fire Risk)


This ban includes:
  • Camp stoves
  • Chimeneas (freestanding front-loading fireplace or oven)
  • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas
  • Incinerators (farm and acreage)
  • Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24 inch in diameter or less)
  • Regulated burning barrels
  • Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
Exemptions on a level 3 fire ban include:
  • Internal household fire places
  • Liquid fuel barbeques (propane and natural gas)