Calgary lifts fire ban as air quality improves


Fire restrictions have been lifted in Calgary.

The Calgary Fire Department says the ban, which was introduced on July 16 for health and safety reasons, is being lifted as air quality improves in the city.

However, Calgarians are urged to be wary of open flames and smoking materials.

Spokesperson Carol Henke said in a news release, “Calgary has seen higher-than-normal temperatures this summer, leading to drier conditions, and fire crews reported improper use of smoking material in planter pots and flower beds.” has continued to respond to external fires resulting from the disposal.”

“These fires can smolder for hours and cause devastating and potentially fatal fires.”

The Fire Department also urged Calgarians to check the bylaws relating to outdoor fire pits within the city at calgary.ca/firepits.

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