Fire ban partially lifted for City of Medicine Hat

Medicine Hat – With cooler temperatures and recent rains, Fire and Emergency Services will partially lift the fire ban.

Effective immediately, residents may now use their legal backyard fire pit as per the conditions on their permit.

As a reminder, all backyard fire pits in the city require a permit. Fire pit permits are available from Medicine Hat Fire and Emergency Services. To apply for a fire pit permit, visit the City website.

Fires in fire pits within Gas City Campground, Central Park, Kin Coulee Park, Lion’s Park and the main area at Echo Dale Regional Park will also be allowed. 

Fire pits in Strathcona Island Park, and the fire pit at in the group camp area at the east end of Echo Dale Regional Park remain under the fire ban.

“Prairie grasses and brush on our hills, in coulees, and in natural open spaces remain quite dry, despite the rain and cooler weather,” said Fire Chief Brian Stauth. “Keep your fires small and have water on hand to extinguish the fire completely.”

Charcoal barbeque use is now permitted.

Consumer fireworks are not permitted at any time within the City of Medicine Hat as per Bylaw #4602.

The City of Medicine Hat thanks residents for their patience and understanding.

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For further information, please contact:

Brian Stauth
Fire Chief
City of Medicine Hat

Chad Eakins
Deputy Fire Chief
City of Medicine Hat