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