Published on June 8, 2021
NEW Permanent Driveway Fire Pit Program
Get outside and enjoy a driveway fire! Sitting around a fire is a great way to make memories with your family. Driveway fires are now allowed every Friday and Saturday; no permit is required.
Driveway Fire Pit Rules
- Fire pits are allowed on driveways every Friday and Saturday.
- No permit is required for a driveway fire, but backyard fires still require a permit.
- Provincial public health measures must be adhered to.
- It is strongly recommended that residents use a propane fire pit as it does not produce smoke or sparks and is easier to extinguish.
Fire Pit Tips
- Check to see if there are fire restrictions or a fire ban in place. Prior to burning, visit the City’s fire ban page or albertafirebans.ca.
- Do not burn on windy, dry days. Fires can easily spread out of control when it is windy and dry. If wind is gusting over 15 km/h, it is recommended to extinguish the fire.
- Choose the right wood - avoid burning overly green or damp wood. This will reduce the creation of excess smoke.
- Stack your fire pit wood to promote airflow. This will allow oxygen to move around the logs, instead of smothering them.
- Always monitor your fire pit. In a matter of minutes, a fire left alone can turn into a damaging fire.
- Never use gasoline or other flammable or combustible liquids to assist in lighting your fire.
- Always have supplies nearby to put out a fire (i.e., a hose, bucket of water, or shovel and dirt).
- Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving the site.
Backyard fires are not permitted unless approved by the Fire Chief or their designate. For information on how to get your fire pit approved, contact the department by:
- Visiting stalbert.ca/city/approvals
- Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call St. Albert Fire Services at 780-418-6069
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Last edited: June 9, 2021