Fire restrictions in place for much of northwest Alberta

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Fire restrictions in place for much of northwest Alberta

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 2015370 Views

Effective May 21 at noon, restrictions will apply to various types of burning activities in much of northwest Alberta.

Please check albertafirebans.ca daily for detailed information about the restriction and locations.
Restrictions, prohibitions and allowed fire activities include:
Restricted Fires

No open fires or wood campfires are allowed in backcountry or random camping areas. Restricted activities also include charcoal briquettes, turkey fryers and tiki torches.
Fire permits

Current fire permits may be suspended or cancelled and new fire permits may not be issued.
Allowed in campgrounds

Safe wood campfires within fire rings, portable propane fire pits, gas or propane stoves and barbecues (not charcoal briquettes) designed for cooking or heating.
Allowed in backcountry and random camping areas

Portable propane fire pits, gas or propane stoves and barbecues (not charcoal briquettes) designed for cooking or heating, catalytic or infrared-style heaters.

For more information on wildfires download the Alberta Wildfire App.

Up-to-date information fire restrictions and fire bans is available by calling 1-866-FYI-FIRE (1-866-394-3473).

To report a wildfire call 310-FIRE (310-3473).
Related information

Current wildfire information
Fire ban information
Fire ban system

Media inquiries
Geoffrey Driscoll
780-420-1968
Wildfire Information Officer, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Duncan MacDonnell
780-427-4805
Communications, Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

NT3

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