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Fire Bans

Lethbridge County's Fire Rating guide.  Click for PDF.

Learn more about how the County determines when a Fire Ban, Restriction, or Advisory should be implemented:

Call 403-328-5525
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Todays fire rating is Fire Restriction

Current Fire Rating:Fire Restriction

Fire Restriction in effect

Lethbridge County has issued a Fire Restriction effective 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2023 due to the warm and dry conditions that are occurring and forecasted to continue. The risk of fire spread in the area is elevated, prompting the decision to implement the Restriction.

Under the Fire Restriction all active fire and fireworks permits are cancelled and no new ones will be issued until further notice. Fines apply for burning during a Fire Restriction.

Recreational campfires (campground and backyard fire pits) and acceptable incinerators that meet the specifications of the County’s Fire Bylaw #22-002 are permitted, but users are asked to use these with increased caution. Visit or call the County office at 403-328-5525 to determine if yours meets the criteria. Fires contained in cooking or heating appliances fueled by fluids or gasses (gas or propane fueled fire rings, BBQs, stoves, and heaters) are also allowed.

If conditions do not improve, Lethbridge County may move from a Fire Restriction to a Fire Ban at any time. Always be aware of the current Fire Ban status by visiting