Please be advised that a fire advisory is in effect for the MD of Smoky River.

 

Under this advisory:

Current permits remain active;

New fire permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis.

Prohibited:

Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire, is prohibited.

 

Allowed:

Safe wood campfires *

Backyard fire pits

Portable propane fire pits

Gas or propane stoves and barbecues

Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

 

*Safe wood campfires – should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring.

They are required to:

Be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;

Have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving;

Have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire. Safe wood campfires on private lands include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas; and

 

Municipalities, Parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements.

 

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE. Last year, 88% of wildfires in Alberta were human-caused.

 

The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.