MD of Foothills: Fire Restriction Order – Burning / Fire Ban

Fire Ban in EffectThere is a Burning Ban on all open fires including burning barrels and Fire Works in the Municipal District of Foothill #31 and the Village of Longview. All open fires are to be extinguished and any open burning permits cancelled. This ban will be in effect until all areas in the MD of Foothills and the Village of Longview receive substantial moisture and approval is received to lift the fire ban.


1. Jim Smith, Fire Chief of the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31 and the Village of Longview in consultation with Council:

a. SUSPEND all fire permits issued under the authority of the Forest and Prairie Protection Act ,

b. REQUIRE all outdoor fires presently burning whether set under the authority of a fire permit or not, extinguished, and

c. PROHIBIT the lighting of outdoor fires

within the Municipal District of Foothills # 31 and the Village of Longview.

2. This order INCLUDES, FIREWORKS, BURNING BARRELS and any other outdoor fires that do not require fire permits.

3. THIS ORDER does not apply to:

a. fires contained in industrial facilities or on industrial sites approved by the Fire Chief.

4. THIS ORDER came into effect at 09:10 a.m. on the 1st day of April, 2015.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This ban does NOT include the Towns of Turner Valley and Black Diamond as they do not currently have any fire bans in place.