Foothills County issued a Fire Advisory on Thursday, June 13.

Due to the current weather conditions, Foothills County issued the change just after noon yesterday.

This is just a Fire Advisory and the alert level is listed as low, so it still allows fires.

The County also reminds you that you always need a fire permit for burning and they are free of charge. You can fill out the forms online.

Here's the complete breakdown of what this Advisory still allows:

  • Fires that require a permit, Class 1 and Class 2. (Class1 is for small burns, less than 10’ x 10’ x 5’, Class 2 is for large burns, any area that is 10’ x 10’ x 5’ or larger)
  • Fireworks, with proper permit. Permits can be obtained on the County’s website
  • Torches or lanterns with an open flame
  • Safe residential fire pits and safe campfires in campgrounds (Non-combustible unit 36 inches in diameter or less)
  • Gas or propane stoves/barbecues when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications
  • Charcoal briquette and solid fuel barbecues when used to manufacturer’s specifications
  • Chiminea’s (with screen covers that are located on non-combustible surfaces)
  • Internal household fireplaces
  • Wood pellet smokers
  • Incinerators (for farm and acreage use), Burning barrels (steel drum no larger than 45 gallons, with screen covers that are located on a non-combustible surface).

This Fire Advisory Status will remain in effect until further notice.

Note that if conditions change and the County moves to a Fire Ban or Restriction you will need to extinguish your fire immediately and all fire permits will become void.