Wildfire Season Starts March 1st
Starting March 1st fire permits are required for any type of burning in the Forest Protection Area. A fire permit is not required for a cooking or warming fire.
To request your free fire permit call your local Alberta Wildfire office at 780-623-5388.
Fires lit in the winter can smolder under the snow and emerge as a wildfire in the spring when conditions are warm and dry.
Do your part to prevent wildfires by ensuring your winter burn piles are extinguished.
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.
Unless conditions change, your next update will be March 19th.