FIRE ADVISORY in Effect for Slave Lake and Lac La Biche

FIRE ADVISORY is in effect for the Slave Lake Forest Area and Lac La Biche Forest Area. The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve; visit www.albertafirebans.ca to view a map of the affected areas.

Under this advisory:

  • Valid fire permits have been reinstated
  • New fire permits will issued on an as needed basis
  • The burning of brush piles, windrows and/or other heavy debris is not permitted at this time

Prohibited:

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

Allowed:

  • Safe wood campfires within a metal, brick or rock fire ring*
  • Backyard fire pits
  • Portable propane fire pits
  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heaters

*Safe wood campfires 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 the fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving
  • Have enough water on hand and on site to extinguish the fire
  • Safe wood campfires on private lands include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas
  • Municipalities, parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements

For more information, phone 1-866-FYI-FIRE. The MD thanks residents for their cooperation in reducing fire risk and keeping our communities safe. Report wildfires immediately by calling 310-FIRE or #FIRE on your cell phone.


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