Starting March 1, a fire permit will be required for all burning, with the exception of a campfire in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.
To avoid accidentally starting a holdover fire, it's important to check all burn areas to ensure they are out. To properly extinguish a fire, completely soak the area with water, stir up the ashes and soak the area again. Always check for hot spots around your fall and winter burn sites. Feel for heat in the spring and times of dry windy weather. To report a wildfire call 310-FIRE (3473)
Stocking up on firewood this winter?
Make sure to store your firewood at least 10 meters away from your home. Visit www.firesmartcanada.ca for more tips on how you can significantly reduce the risk of wildfire around your home or property.
The 2022 wildfire season in Alberta will begin March 1. Until then, permits are not required to burn within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Residents living outside the Forest Protection Area (FPA) can contact their municipality or local authority for more information about fire permit requirements.
For more information:
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
- Emergency Preparation