Fire Bans

When the fire hazard is extreme, the City of Edmonton may issue a fire ban or restriction to protect life and property.

Fire bans and/or restrictions can prohibit any of these regulated activities:

  • Open burning 
  • Fireworks
  • Fire pits and cooking stoves in parks
  • Backyard fire pits

Edmonton Fire Rescue Services wants to work with Edmontonians to keep everyone safe. That's why, during a fire ban or restriction, Fire Rescue Services will emphasize compliance over enforcement. However, failure to comply could result in a fine and/or fighting fees if the actions result in a fire or​ are deemed dangerous to the life, property and/or environment of Edmonton.

You can help keep Edmonton safe by checking or calling 311 before you burn to find out if there is a fire ban in Edmonton.