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 Current Fire Ban/Advisory Status


Effective May 8, 2024 at 10:00am    

Fire Permits Currently Unavailable

Given the lack of ground moisture, volatile light ground fuels, in combination with the current drought conditions in our region, Fire Permits are currently not available. Any outstanding Fire Permits are hereby cancelled.

Anyone who has conducted permitted burns during the winter is reminded to check their burn sites to ensure they are completely extinguished.

Current fire restrictions can also be viewed on the Alberta Fire Bans web site or the app for Apple and Android.
Please check back regularly for updates.

In preparation for a future Fire Permit while creating brush piles / windrows please note the following;

  1. (a)   Windrows must not exceed 60 metres in length a be separated by a minimum eight metre break between each windrow.
  2. (b)   Windrows and brush piles must be at least 25 metres from any uncleared land or vegetation,
  3. (c)   Parallel windrows must be separated from other parallel windows by not less than 15 metres.
  4. (d)   A fireguard 15 metres wide and cleared down to the mineral soil must completely surround the area.
  5. (e)   Windows and brush piles cannot be more than 6 metres wide.
  6. (f)   Maximum of 5 windrows or brush piles may be burned at once.

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