Several communities outside Calgary have now called for fire bans now that dry and windy conditions have made for just the right formula to spark wildfires.

A level two fire ban has been declared in Chestermere and Cochrane, meaning there is a severe fire risk in those areas.

All burning permits should be considered suspended until further notice.

Included in the ban are:

  • incinerators
  • burning barrels
  • recreational camp fires
  • chimeneas

Officials say that camp stoves, gas barbecues, and household fireplaces are still okay.

The ban comes on the heels of a number of grassfires that have broken out in recent days.