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 request your free fire permit, contact your local Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development office by calling 310-0000 or visiting https://wildfire.alberta.ca/prevention/fire-permits.aspx.
Fire permits ensure safe burning practices and allow staff to know where burning is approved, ensuring firefighters and aircraft are free to fight wildfires.
We urge everyone to use caution when working and recreating outdoors. Never leave your campfire unattended.
Soak it, stir it, soak it again.
Let the fire burn down before you plan on putting it out. Spread the embers within the fire pit, then add water or loose dirt, and stir.
Expose any material still burning. Add more water and stir again until you can no longer see smoke or steam. Do not bury your fire as the embers may continue to smoulder and can re-emerge as a wildfire.
Repeat until your campfire is cool to the touch.
If your fire is out, you should not be able to feel any heat from the ashes.
Download the 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 all on your mobile device.
Before heading out, please check albertafirebans.ca to determine whether there are any fire advisories, fire restrictions or fire bans in effect for your destination.
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Mobile: (780) 420-1968