When travelling on an off highway
vehicle (OHV) stop regularly and check around the exhaust and wheel wells
for any buildup of flammable material, especially after passing through
tall grass or muskeg. When traveling through the Forest Protection Area during the fire season,
carry a shovel or an axe and a receptacle of at least 5 litres liquid
We urge everyone to use caution when
working and recreating outdoors. Never leave your campfire unattended.
Never leave your campfire unattended! Always
ensure it is properly extinguished when you are done with it. Soak
it with water, stir it and soak it again until the ashes are cool to
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 smolder 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.
The wildfire dashboard is a new feature that provides
up-to-date wildfire information at the click of a button. This
interactive tool displays important statistics on the number of active
wildfires in the province, sizes, locations, suspected causes and more.
you burn it get a permit
During fire season, 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. Albertans living or working in the Forest
Protection Area (FPA) of the province can request a free fire permit by
contacting your local forestry office or using the online Fire Permit Portal.
County West / Grovedale - (780)
Spirit River – (780) 814-1983
Valleyview – (780) 524-6576
For more information:
Caroline Charbonneau | Wildfire