A FIRE RESTRICTION is now in effect for the permitting area of Athabasca County, which falls outside of the Forest Protection Area.
No new fire permits will be issued for non-essential burning. This restriction PROHIBITS the discharge of fireworks and SUSPENDS all fire permits issued for burn barrels. No open fires are allowed in backcountry or random camping areas.
The following fires are permitted during this restriction: small cooking and warming fires in fire rings, and propane or natural gas-powered appliances.
Athabasca County urges everyone to use extreme caution when working or driving in grassy areas, be mindful of debris collecting on hot exhaust 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/