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FIRE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT

Effective July 22, 2024, Mountain View County has implemented a county-wide Fire Restriction due to current and forecasted conditions. This restriction will remain in place until further notice.

What's not allowed (please also refer to image below):

  • All Outdoor Fires, as defined by the County’s Fire Bylaw, must be extinguished.
  • Lighting any Outdoor Fires is prohibited. 
  • This includes open fires, fireworks, recreational fires not contained in acceptable fire pits, and fires that have previously received a Fire Permit.

What's still allowed (please also refer to image below):

  • Acceptable burning barrels
  • Acceptable fire pits
  • Acceptable outdoor fireplaces
  • Barbecues
  • Household fireplaces
  • AER flaring

All current fire permits and fireworks permits are canceled. No new permits will be issued until the Fire Restriction is lifted.

To learn more about the difference between Fire Restrictions and Fire Bans and why they are put in place, please view Reeve Angela Aalbers' informative video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnm6T062Lmk


Please note, that area located within the Forest Protection Area is regulated by the Province of Alberta. Details on their bans and restrictions can be found at: https://www.albertafirebans.ca/

** EFFECTIVE JULY 10, 2024: A FIRE BAN IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOREST PROTECTION AREA ** 


Below is a map showing the Forest Protection Area (FPA) within Mountain View County. The FPA is limited to the areas marked in purple and blue on the map.


Fire Permits, when permitted, are required year-round and can be obtained on the Mountain View County website at www.mountainviewcounty.com, or by contacting the Mountain View County office at 403-335-3311.


FIRE PERMITS 

NOTE: this is an application for a Fire Permit ONLY.

When an application is successfully submitted a response page will pop up with your permit number (eg: 2022 - 000001). This number is what you need to conduct your burn, so record or screen shot the issued number from the application response page and keep that number with you at all times. Once you have this number recorded you do not need any other documentation and can proceed with your planned burn.

If there are any issues with a permit application, the County office will contact the applicant through the contact information provided in the permit application.

Please note fire permits are required year-round

Regulations

It is the responsibility of the applicant to:

Local Fire Department Non-Emergency Contact Information

  • Carstairs: 403-968-5083
  • Cremona/Water Valley: 403-870-4223       
  • Didsbury: 403-335-3222
  • Olds: 403-507-4850  
  • Sundre:  403-638-4044