Thorhild County monitors fire hazard year round in order to determine the risk of wildfire. A fire ban is an order issued by the provincial government and/or the County to restrict the use of fire in areas of high hazard. The order describes what types of fire are allowed or may in fact entirely prohibit the use of any fire.
Click here to find out what you can or can't do during an Advisory, Restriction or Ban.
The general description of the five levels is as follows:
Safe campfires are allowed in campgrounds and backcountry or random camping areas. Any burning other than a campfire requires a fire permit.
Safe campfires are permitted in campgrounds and backcountry or random camping areas. Issuance of fire permits for other burning may be restricted.
Safe campfires are allowed in fire rings in campgrounds only. No open fires are allowed in backcountry or random camping areas. Fire permits may be suspended or cancelled and no new fire permits will be issued.
No open fires are allowed in campgrounds or in backcountry or random camping areas. All fire permits are suspended or cancelled and no new fire permits will be issued.
Portions of the forest are closed and no access is permitted for public safety concerns.
A complete list of Provincial Fire Bans or the current level of restriction in the County can be obtained by visiting www.albertafirebans.ca
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