Burning is not permitted during windy conditions. Remember you must evaluate the weather at your specific location. Get a permit and follow the conditions. You can be held responsible if a fire escapes the burn permit area. Contact your local Agriculture and Forestry office for a permit (780) 538-5560.
Check burned sites for possible hold-over fires. Under drought conditions deep litter beds and even organic soils may dry out and become combustible. Lightning strikes or improper extinguished fires can flash back to life, especially during a wind event. Spread out remaining ash and wood, using your hand, feel for heat over the ash pile. If you see smoke or feel heat, the fire is still burning beneath the surface. Drench any remaining hot spots with water and stir up the ashes.
Thanks for doing your part to prevent wildfires, if you spot a wildfire call 310-FIRE.
ALBERTA WILDFIRE INFORMATION
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Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235