Calgary ends outdoor fire ban
Calgary has lifted its twoweek-old fire ban thanks to rain, cooler temperatures and improved air quality.
The fire department implemented a ban on outdoor fires Aug. 29 due to unrelenting hot and dry weather.
However, despite the lifting of the ban, fire officials are urging continued caution when using outdoor open flames, including barbecues and backyard fire pits, and when disposing of smoking materials.
“Despite the ban being lifted, everyone should continue to be extra cautious with outdoor flames — especially the disposal of smoking materials,” spokeswoman Carol Henke said. “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.”