Fire Bans and Advisories

Current Provincial Fire Bans & Advisories

FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT. 
 
A Fire Advisory is now in effect for the Peace River Forest Protection Area (FPA).
 
Under this restriction:
  • Current permits remain active
  • New fire permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis.
 
Prohibited:
  • Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire, is prohibited.
 
Allowed:
  • Safe wood campfires*
  • Backyard fire pits
  • Portable propane fire pits
  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
*Safe wood campfires - should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring. They are required to:
  • Be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire.
  • Have a responsible person in attendance to keep the fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving;
  • Have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire. Safe wood campfires on private lands include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas; and
  • Municipalities, Parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements.
 
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.
 
 
Please remember:
 
  • Off-highway vehicles (OHVs) can start wildfires.  Please stop often to clean your exhaust and always ensure your OHV is clean and properly maintained.
  • If you plan on having a campfire, keep it small, safe and always attended.  Prior to leaving your site or turning in for the evening, please ensure that your campfire has been fully extinguished. Soak it, stir it, soak it again to ensure it is out.
 
If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE
 
 

For up-to-date information on fire bans within the Forest Protection Area, visit: www.wildfire.alberta.ca or download the app.

 

 

 

Current Fire Bans and Advisories in the County of Northern Lights (outside the FPA)

 

 

 

Updated July 20th, 2021

 

 

 

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