The MD of Bonnyville is under a total fire ban. The ban was announced on Friday as many residents were preparing for the May Long weekend. Under the new rules all fire permits are now suspended and all open fires, including campfires, are now prohibited.
The ban includes off-highway vehicles like ATVs on public land. Vehicles used in agricultural purposes and on private property are still allowed.
The ban will stay in effect until conditions in the area improve. More information on fire bans around the province is at the official fire ban website.