It's that time of year again! Wildfire season officially gets underway on March 1. This means that you need a permit for any burning other than a campfire. Contact your local Alberta Wildfire office to get your free fire permits.
This is a great time to check on any burns that you did this winter - piles, windrows, debris - to make sure the fire is extinguished. Often winter burns can dig down into the duff, smouldering and burning under the snow. In a few weeks, when the snow melts and the spring winds pick up, winter burns left unattended can come back to life. Test your burn site by inserting a metal rod into the ashes. If it's hot to the touch, your fire is still active.
Alberta Wildfire looks forward to working with everyone again this season as we share the responsibility for wildfire prevention. Thanks for doing your part to prevent wildfire.
This bulletin will be issued weekly, on Thursdays, until the wildfire hazard level increases. Bulletins will be issued daily when the hazard is HIGH or greater.
For more information, please contact:
Forest Information Officer