FIRE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT
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.
For more info, please visit https://www.albertafirebans.ca