Edmonton Fire Rescue Services lifts fire ban  
May 31, 2018

Due to precipitation and cooler weather, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services has lifted the fire ban for the city of Edmonton. Edmontonians are now able to use open burning permits, fireworks, backyard fire pits, cooking stoves and BBQs that use fuels such as wood and briquettes, provided they are used with caution. Backyard fire pits must meet all the fire pit requirements as outlined by the Community Standards Bylaw.
This decision was based on the Fire Weather Index, which is monitored daily and takes into account temperature, wind conditions, humidity and precipitation levels. 

Everyone is reminded to exercise fire safety caution at all times.
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services thanks Edmontonians for their cooperation and will continue to monitor the Fire Weather Index in order to determine the necessary precautions required to keep Edmontonians safe. 
For more information:

Media contact: 
Communications Advisor
Edmonton Fire Rescue Services