As of March 1, fire permits will be required for all burning, with the exception of heating or warming fires, within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Call the Fort McMurray Forest Area office at 780-743-7125 to find out how to obtain your FREE fire permit. All winter burning should be extinguished by March 1st.
A fire left smouldering can burn underground all winter long and cause a wildfire in the spring. Firefighters urge you to go back and check your winter burns to ensure they are extinguished. Learn about safe winter burning practices and brush pile and windrow burning.
If you suspect a wildfire, please report it to 310 FIRE.
Fort McMurray area contacts:
Inside the Urban Service Area contact: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 780-743-7000 or
Outside the Urban Service Area contact: Alberta Forestry at 780-743-7125
Lynn Daina, Information Officer