The wildfire danger in the Slave Lake Forest Area is LOW.
This week's weather forecast is calling for temperatures of -2 to 5 degrees. Rain and snow are also expected.
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Fire permits are required until October 31st
Fire permits are required for any type of burning in the Forest Protection Area. A campfire for cooking or warming does not require a fire permit.
To request a free fire permit contact your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Office.
Slave Lake/Red Earth/Trout/Peerless/Loon 780-849-7377
High Prairie 780-523-6619
A fire permit is not required for burning after October 31st however, you are responsible for any fires you light in the winter and must ensure they are extinguished prior to the start of the wildfire season on March 1st.
Tips for winter burning
- Burn when there is snow cover, the ground is frozen and winds are light (less that 12 km/h).
- When piling avoid mixing soil with the woody debris by using a brush rake or excavator.
- Ensure the piles are at least 25 metres from trees, brush and structures.
- Only burn what you can control. Never leave your fire unattended.
For more information, visit our blog on successful winter burning.
Unless conditions change, you can expect your next wildfire update on October 31st, 2018.
Wildfire Information Officer