Burn Permits

Fire Restriction

April 9, 2021, 12:00 pm

A Fire Restriction is now in effect for Kneehill County, due to continued dry conditions. 

  • Under a fire restriction, safe campfires are allowed in fire rings only. 
  • Gas or propane stoves/barbeques and portable propane fire pits are also allowed. 
  • Current fire permits may be suspended or cancelled, and no new fire permits will be issued. If the situation continues to worsen, Kneehill County will put on a fire ban. 
  • As the fire restriction also applies to burn pits, Kneehill County’s Torrington and Linden Transfer Sites are temporarily unable to accept burn pit materials until the fire restriction is lifted. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note: This restriction only applies to Kneehill County. The Towns of Three Hills and Trochu, and the Villages of Acme, Carbon, and Linden will have their own restrictions, if any. Please call their offices or visit their websites for details in their jurisdictions. 

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Stay up to date on fire restrictions and fire bans in Alberta, at www.albertafirebans.ca

Burn Permits are required all year long

Burn Permit and Fire Services Enforcement

$500.00- 1st offence for lighting a fire without a permit. (Burn permits are required year round)

  • Prohibited debris definition: any material, that when burned, will result in the release to the atmosphere of dense smoke, offensive odors, or a substance, the release of which is regulated, prohibited, or controlled by the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. Ex. chemical containers, rubber or plastic tires, combustible material in automobiles.
    • $1000.00 (1st offence) 
    • $1500.00 (2nd offence) 
    • $2000.00 (3rd offence)
  • Offence: Obstructing the efforts of a Safety Codes Officer, Fire Inspector or Investigator, or Enforcement Officer
    • $1000.00 (1st offence)
  • Offence: allow a fire to become a running fire, or let a running fire pass from owned or occupied property to the property of another.
    • $1500.00

View our Fire Services Bylaw for more information.