Fire Advisory Issued

Please be advised that effective April 23, 2019 Athabasca County has issued the following FIRE ADVISORY for the area of the County outside of the Forest Protection Area.

  • The use of burn barrels and cooking and warming fires are permitted.
  • The issuance of new fire permits will be restricted to essential burning only.
  • Residents and visitors to Athabasca County are advised to use caution and 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