Due to the forecasted high temperatures, a FIRE RESTRICTION is now in effect for the area of Athabasca County outside of the Forest Protection Area.
This restriction PROHIBITS the discharge of fireworks and exploding targets and SUSPENDS all existing fire permits issued, including burn barrels. New fire permits will not be issued until the current fire hazard conditions improve. No open fires are allowed in backcountry or random camping areas. Safe cooking and warming fires are allowed in fire rings at this time. Caution should be exercised during windy conditions and never leave a campfire unattended.
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/