***THE COUNTY OF ST. PAUL, TOWN OF ST. PAUL, LAC LA BICHE COUNTY, TOWN OF BONNYVILLE AND MD OF BONNYVILLE, NORTHERN PARTS OF ALBERTA ARE UNDER A FIRE RESTRICTION***
The fire restriction remains in place for north and central parts of the province’s Forest Protection Area (FPA). Other jurisdictions outside the FPA, including municipalities and provincial parks, may issue their own fire restrictions or bans. Please check albertafirebans.ca daily for detailed information about restrictions and locations.
Forest conditions are extremely dry and volatile. We can not control the weather but we can control the start of a wildfire. Please do not do any burning at this time. Your co-operation with the fire restriction helps keep our firefighters free to fight new wildfire starts.
Here are some commonly asked questions about the fire restriction:
Are backyard campfires allowed?
No. Campfires are prohibited on private property (example -backyard fire pit) as well. Wood campfires in backcountry or random camping areas, charcoal briquettes, turkey fryers and tiki torches are restricted as well.
What is allowed in campgrounds?
Safe wood campfires in fire rings, portable propane fire pits, gas or propane stoves and barbeques (not charcoal briquettes) designed for cooking or heating.
What is allowed in backcountry and random camping areas?
Portable propane fire pits, gas or propane stoves and barbeques (not charcoal briquettes) designed for cooking or heating, and catalytic or infrared-style heaters
Are fire permits allowed?
No. All fire permits are suspended or canceled and no new fire permits will be issued until further notice.
What does this mean for industry members?
A fire restriction means no industrial burning (brush piles, windrows, slash piles). Continue to abide by your Industrial Wildfire Control Plan. Suspend all non-essential flaring at this time.