Over the next several weeks, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be burning brush piles on the west side of the hamlet of Fort MacKay, east of the CNRL Horizon Way Road. Burning will only take place when conditions are favorable. Smoke may be visible from the roadways and the community. Use caution if you are travelling in this area as visibility may be reduced. If you are having respiratory issues from the smoke, please contact Alberta Healthlink or dial 811.
A fire permit is not required outside of fire season (November 1 - February 28) in the Forest Protection Area, but please continue to use caution with your winter burning. Make sure your fire is out. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until the ashes are cool to the touch.
For more information, visit our blog on five tips for successful winter burning.
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Inside the Urban Service Area contact: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 780-792-5519
Outside the Urban Service Area contact: Agriculture and Forestry at 780-743-7125
Fort McMurray Wildfire Information Officer