Burn Permits & Fire Bans

Fire Advisory kC

October 28, 2022, 9:00 AM

Fire Advisory in Effect

A Fire Advisory is now in effect for Kneehill County. Burn permits may be applied for, however due to varying conditions throughout the county, Fire Guardians may deny permit applications.

Under a Fire Advisory:

  • Campfires, backyard fires, and charcoal briquettes are allowed.
  • New burn permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis.
  • If conditions worsen, a Fire Restriction or Fire Ban may be instated.


  • Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire, is prohibited. Apply for a Burn Permit Opens in new window

NOTE: The Town of Three Hills is currently under their own Fire Ban. This Fire Advisory only applies to Kneehill County and the hamlets within (Sunnyslope, Huxley, Torrington, Wimborne, and Swalwell). The Town of Trochu, and the Villages of Acme, Carbon, and Linden will have their own advisory or restrictions, if any. Please call their offices or visit their websites for details in their jurisdictions.


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

Burn Permits are required all year long

Burn Permit and Fire Services Enforcement

  • Offence: Lighting a fire without a permit.
    • $500.00 (1st Offence)
  • Offence: Burning 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.