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Calgary fire ban lifted

Calgary Fire Department

After a scorching hot summer, the fire ban in Calgary has finally been lifted.

The fire department says rain and cooler conditions over the past few days has lowered the threat and outdoor fires are now allowed.

Public Information Officer Carol Henke said people still need to be careful.

“Calgary fire crews continue to respond to outdoor fires created by the improper disposal of smoking materials in planter pots and flower beds. These fires can smoulder for hours and lead to devastating and potentially deadly fires.”

Henke wants people to familiarize themselves with the City bylaw standards for fire pits in order to help keep their communities safe.

Visit the City of Calgary website or call 311 for more information.