Fire Ban down graded to Fire Restriction - September 17

The Fire Ban has been down graded to a Fire Restriction.  NO Fire permits will be issued.  A Fire Restriction is in affect due to the high fuel load remaining from last year along with the unpredictable weather patterns that Cypress County has been experiencing.

Fire Restriction

Permitted burning in Cypress County is restricted. All outstanding fire permits are suspended until further notice and no new permits will be issued unless inspected and approved by the Cypress County Fire Chief or Deputy Fire Chief.  Fireworks are NOT permitted. 

  1. The following fires are still permitted:
    • Internal household fire places
    • Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
    • Burning barrel (steel/metal drum no larger than 45 gallons)
    • Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
    • Liquid fuel barbecues (propane and natural gas)
    • Recreational camp fires (non-combustible unit 24 inches in diameter or less)
    • Chimeneas
    • Wood pellet smokers
    • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas

For any inquires please contact Cypress County office at 403-526-2888

Here are a few tips to help prevent fires:

  • Do Not drive or park vehicles in tall grass
  • Proper disposal of cigarettes. Do Not throw cigarettes out the window
  • Have fire protection equipment on site while working
  • Safety chains for trails need to be properly attached to prevent dragging
  • Recreational fire must be supervised at all times. Once you are done with the recreational fire, douse the embers and ash with water, use a stick or shovel to mix the ash and water to ensure proper extinguishment

To view the fire control order click here.