Effective at 10:00 AM on Friday, May 26, 2023

A fire restriction is now in effect for the Big Lakes County permit area.

Under this restriction:

• Existing fire permits are suspended, and no new fire permits will be issued

• Safe wood campfires within fire rings in campgrounds are allowed

• Essential burning may be allowed with written permission from a forest officer


• All outdoor wood fires are banned on public lands, including backcountry and random camping areas.

• The use of fireworks and exploding targets are also prohibited.


• Safe wood campfires (including charcoal briquettes) on private lands and in provincial campgrounds.

• Backyard fire pits, charcoal briquette barbeques.

• Propane/ natural gas powered appliances.

• Indoor wood fires contained within a device with a chimney and spark arrestor.

• Cooking, warming and lighting devices – all devices must be CSA approved and used as per manufacturer’s standards.

REMEMBER, never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE or 911.

The fire restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.

OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE (OHV) BAN REMOVED – Residents can safely use their OHV at this time. Please use caution when recreating. Always have a water vessel, wajax bag, or firefighting equipment on hand. (Extinguisher or shovel). Please avoid idling on dry grass.

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