Due to the recent weather conditions, Athabasca County has downgraded the fire restriction effective July 27, 2021. A FIRE ADVISORY remains in effect for that area of the County outside of the Forest Protection Area.
While the use of burn barrels and cooking and warming fires are permitted, people should use caution while burning and never leave a fire unattended. New fire permits will be issued for essential burning only.
Residents and visitors to Athabasca County are advised to be diligent in safety practices while conducting any burning. Keep fires small and ensure it is completely extinguished before leaving the area.
Athabasca County urges everyone to use care when working or driving in grassy areas and be mindful of debris collecting on machine hotspots which can heat up, fall to the ground and start a wildfire.
You may view the status of all fire bans within the province at https://albertafirebans.ca/.