Both Rocky View County (RVC) East and West are under a fire advisory.

Currently, the City of Airdrie and the Town of Cochrane do not have any restrictions.

According to RVC, during a fire advisory, all burning and fireworks permits are suspended, and burning is banned, with the following exceptions: 

  • Indoor household fireplaces 
  • Incinerators (for farm and acreage use) 
  • Burning barrels 
  • Camp stoves 
  • Barbecues (charcoal briquettes, propane, or natural gas) 
  • Wood pellet grills 
  • Propane/natural gas fire pit 
  • Recreational campfires in an approved burn pit 
  • Chimeneas 
  • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas 
  • Oil well flaring

Ken Hubbard, the Fire Chief for Rocky View County explains why the fire advisory was put back in place.

"Right now we are noticing we have severe dry conditions in the North and East parts of RVC. The last rain events have really done little to soak into the soil and give us any benefit and with wind and hot dry conditions that we're experiencing through the days in between, we still have some of those real conditions that are causing us to be concerned about some fire risks."

For the fire advisory to be removed, Hubbard mentioned they are hoping to see two-three days of sustained rainfall.

"If we sustain dry conditions, right through August, which is what the weather predictions are saying, there may be a chance that we go to a full restriction. If we get some rain that helps eliminate some of the risks, there is the opportunity for us to take the fire advisory off so we can enjoy a bit more of our summer with some of those outdoor activities."

Hubbard finished off by saying he hopes everybody is fire aware and to do their best to help prevent potential risks that could cause wildfires.

The fire advisory has been in effect since July 27th.