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Open Burning

Permits are required for all open burning during Fire Season

 

“Fire Season” means from March 1st to October 31st, annually, unless otherwise directed by the Province of Alberta

 

Field Inspections

 

- All open burning requires a field inspection within City Limits

 

 

• Permits are required during Fire Season
• All permits issued should be field inspected prior to the permit being issued. It is our departments' goal to reduce human caused fires.
• Recreational open burning “Fire Pits” do not need a field inspection. The owner/occupier agrees to all the requirements outlined on the permit. These can purchased online. The fire department responds by request or complaint.
• Recreational open burning “Burn Barrels” do not need a field inspection. The owner/occupier agrees to all the requirements outlined on the permit. These can purchased online. The fire department responds by request or complaint. Burn barrels are not permitted for use in a Multi-Parcel Residential Subdivision
• No Permit is required for:
(a) cooking food using a portable cooking appliance;
(b) burning in municipal or private campgrounds and parks where outdoor fireplaces, fire pits and stoves have been approved by the Fire Department;
(c) burning a smudge fire;
(d) burning by the Fire Department for the purpose of training or hazard abatement;
(e) the installation and operation of an outdoor incinerator;
(f) the installation and operation of an outdoor fireplace;
(g) any process, industry or facility that is governed or regulated, pursuant to the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act; or
(h) Open Air Burning occurring out of Fire Season in Rural Service Areas. Fire Department Verbal Notification is still required prior to ignition of burnable debris.

Requesting a Field Inspection/ Open burning permit

Field inspection requests can be made by one of the following

  • Call 780-538-0393
  • Schedule your field inspection in person during regular business hours. Monday to Friday between the hours 8:30 to 4:30 pm .  Eagar Station in South Grande Prairie .  8111 Resources Road.
  • Provide name and contact information to the fire prevention branch.
  • A fire prevention officer or member will contact the customer and arrange an inspection to issue the permit. Turn around time for permit issuance will be 3 working days or less where possible.
Last updated: 7/19/2017 3:40:34 PM