With High winds and dry condition Chief Maure has moved the area into a Fire Restriction 


A Fire restriction has been issued and will remain in effect until further notice.


The following are included in this Restriction:

Town of Falher, Town of McLennan, Village of Donnelly, Village of Girouxville and MD of Smoky River

 Under this Restriction:


  • All outdoor fires not contained within a non-combustible fire pit.
  • Wood campfires in backcountry or random camping areas.
  • Fireworks and exploding targets.


  • Safe wood campfires *
  • Backyard fire pits
  • Portable propane fire pits
  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
  • Propane, Natural Gas, or Electrically powered cooking, heating, and lighting appliances

*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
  • 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 have any questions please contact


Marcel Maure
Regional Fire Chief

Director of Emergency Management
Director of Protective Services

Safety Codes Officer (Fire)
MD Smoky River No.130
Cell: 780-837-0911
Fax: 780-837-2453
Email: firechief@mdsmokyriver.com