A Fire Restriction is in effect for all of Lacombe County as of today (May 1, 2023) due to expected warm temperatures and increased wind speeds. At this time, Lacombe County has cancelled current fire permits and has suspended any fire permit requests. The County is asking that ALL fires are extinguished until conditions improve.

Under a Fire Restriction the following is permitted

  • Safe wood campfires *

  • Bylaw compliant backyard fire pits

  • Portable propane fire pits

  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues

  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

*Safe wood campfires include those on private and public lands, including campgrounds and recreation areas. They must be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring and comply with Lacombe County’s fire bylaw. Safe wood campfires are required to:

  1. a)  be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;

  2. b)  have a responsible person in attendance to keep fires under control at all times and extinguish before leaving; and

  3. c)  have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire.

The County also encourages people to frequently check their off-highway vehicles and ensure hot spots are free of debris. As always, never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it stir it and soak it again until cool to touch.  

Burns that have already been completed should be checked, and extra care should be used to ensure burns are completely extinguished. 

This Fire Restriction may be elevated to a Fire Ban at any time and will remain in effect until conditions improve.