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Backyard Fire Pits

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Before You Start

If you are planning on including an open-flame apparatus in your yard, such as a fire pit, outdoor fireplace, chimney or chimenea, it's important to know the rules to ensure your safety and enjoyment, as well as your neighbours'.

Please note: Propane fire tables DO NOT require a fire pit permit.

Residents must ensure proper safety precautions and regulations are followed and consideration is given to nearby properties when burning an open-air fire. A fire containing device on private or public property in Medicine Hat must be approved by the Medicine Hat Fire Service or it is not allowed.

In order to obtain a fire pit permit, you are not required to have a development permit or building permit.

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These guidelines represent the minimum requirements concerning the installation and use of fire containing devices such as fire pits or chimneys.

Requests for further information can be directed to the Medicine Hat Fire Department at 403-529-8282 during regular business hours.

Fire Services thanks residents for their cooperation.

Together, we can make sure everyone enjoys the outdoors, safely.