Thanks to some favourable conditions the fire ban in Rocky View County has been downgraded to a fire advisory. 

There's rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast for the area over the next several days. 

This advisory will continue to be in effect as long as the high risk fire conditions remain. 

In a release sent out from the county it says all burning burning permits are suspended, and burning is banned, with the following exceptions:

  • Internal household fire places
  • Incinerators (for farm and acreage use)
  • Burning barrels
  • Camp stoves
  • Solid fuel barbecues (charcoal briquettes)
  • Propane/natural gas barbecues
  • Propane/natural gas fire pit
  • Recreational camp fires (approved burn pit 24” in diameter or less)
  • Chimeneas
  • Fires contained within approved facilities and appliances in designated camping and recreational areas
  • Oil well flaring (must register with central fire dispatch at 403.264.1022)

For more details on restrictions during the advisory head to Fire Bans & Advisories webpage.

And for more information on fire bans and advisories across Alberta, visit

The fire ban in the Town of Cochrane is remaining in place for the time being. 

Fire Inspector Jeff Avery says we still need a few more days of rain to get things nice and green.