High Level Area Update

Fire Season Starts March 1st

Posted on Mon, Feb 28, 2022

Start of wildfire season 2022


From March 1st to October 31st, a fire permit is required for any type of outdoor burning in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta with the exception of a campfire for cooking or warming. To obtain a free burning permit please call High Level Forest Area permit line at 780-926-5407.


If you have conducted any winter burning, take the time to go back and ensure your fires are out. If fires aren’t properly put out, they can spread and burn underground, under the snow and ice, all winter. Under the right conditions, these fires can re-emerge in the spring as wildfires.

When checking your winter burns, spread around any remaining debris so you can probe the area for hotspots. Use your bare hand to feel for heat over the ash piles. If you see smoke or feel heat, the fire is still burning. Douse any remaining hotspots with water and stir up the ashes. A fire is not out until there is absolutely no heat emanating from the ashes.

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Download the new Alberta Wildfire app today and get access to accurate, real-time information on wildfires in your area. You can also find information on fire advisories, restrictions and bans across the province and much more. Available for Apple and Android.

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For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit www.wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.

Stay tuned to www.albertafirebans.ca throughout the wildfire season for more information about fire bans and restrictions in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.

For more information, please contact:

Victoria Ostendorf | Wildfire Information Officer

Mobile: 780-841-9387

Email: victoria.ostendorf@gov.ab.ca


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