Calgary

Calgary fire crews tackle multiple fires caused by fireworks

Fire crews responded to multiple grass and brush fires around the city Thursday, Calgary Fire Department said. 

Fireworks aren't allowed without a permit, CFD says

(David Bell/CBC)

Fire crews in Calgary responded to multiple grass and brush fires around the city Thursday, with many caused by fireworks.

The Calgary Fire Department said in a news release that the majority of the fires appeared to be caused by careless use of fireworks in close proximity to public spaces and property.

A Twitter user posted a video of a fire they said was happening at Elliston Park in southeast Calgary Thursday, though CFD did not confirm that the park was the site of a fire caused by a firework. 

"The Calgary Fire Department would like to remind citizens that fireworks and pyrotechnics must not be ignited or fired in Calgary except by a trained and certified professional with a fireworks permit," CFD said in a news release. "This includes consumer fireworks that have been purchased or ordered outside Calgary." 

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