Beginning on July 10, 2024, a Fire Advisory is in place for all of Lacombe County due to high temperatures and a lack of expected precipitation in the coming days.

These conditions are considered to be ideal "crossover" conditions, with high temperatures and low moisture creating extremely high-risk fire conditions.

During this time, Lacombe County is still issuing fire permits for minor burns, but Lacombe County will not be approving any permits for large-scale burn activity until conditions have improved.


What is permitted during a Fire Advisory?
A fire advisory indicates that the fire danger rating has increased and fire permits may be restricted. Safe campfires are allowed within Lacombe County.
• Small permitted burns (larger burn requests will not be approved)
• 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 in campgrounds, on private lands, and in backyards. 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:
a) Be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;
b) Have a responsible person in attendance to keep fires under control at all times and extinguish before leaving; and
c) Have enough water on site to extinguish the fire.

Please remember:
• Off-highway vehicles can start wildfires. Frequently check to ensure hotspots are free of debris and that mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.
• Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it, and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.
Burns already completed should be checked, and extra care should be used to ensure burns are entirely extinguished.

This Fire Advisory may be elevated to a Fire Restriction (or Fire Ban) at any time and will remain in effect until conditions improve.
Stay informed on fire restrictions and fire bans in your area by checking www.albertafirebans.ca or
visit our website, www.lacombecounty.com, for the most current information in Lacombe County.