BACKYARD FIRE PITS STILL ALLOWED in accordance with the open burning Bylaw 5858.
Due to the current dry conditions and wind, the Fire Ban remains in effect for the river bottom area.
In addition, due to the COVID pandemic, the fire ban will continue to remain in effect until further notice. As much as we would love for citizens to enjoy a bonfire with family and friends in the river bottom, it is very difficult to maintain social distancing around a campfire, especially when numbers for public gatherings can reach up to 50 persons.
This fire ban does
not include the use of back yard fire pits following the City of Lethbridge open burning bylaw (Bylaw 5858) or fires which are fueled by gasses (gas or propane fueled fire rings, BBQs, stoves and heaters).
Please visit our webpage on
fire pits for information on back yard fire pits.
As always, the safety of the citizens of Lethbridge remains our top priority.
If you are looking for information for the surrounding areas go to Alberta Fire bans.
For more information, please call the Fire Prevention office at 403-320-3811 or email