Fire Ban Now in Place

Please be advised that effective May 23, 2019 Athabasca County has issued the following FIRE BAN:


Athabasca County has upgraded the existing Fire Restriction to a FIRE BAN for the area of the County outside of the Forest Protection Area effective immediately.

The fire ban prohibits all open fires including recreational fire pits, burn barrels, fireworks and exploding targets and charcoal barbeques.  All existing fire permits continue to be suspended and any fires presently burning must be extinguished.  No new permits will be issued.  Gas or propane fired appliances for cooking and warming purposes are permitted.

The ban will remain in effect until conditions improve.

Athabasca County urges everyone to use caution when working or driving in grassy areas and be mindful of debris collecting on hot exhaust which could result in the ignition of a fire.

You may view the status of all fire bans within the province at