In response to recent precipitation in many areas of the province, the fire ban in the Forest Protection Area has been reduced to a fire advisory. The fire ban in the Municipality is also reduced to a fire advisory.
A fire advisory means Albertans in the Forest Protection Area and Crowsnest Pass can safely enjoy the use of a fire pit in their backyard, charcoal briquettes on a barbecue, or a safe campfire.
- safe wood campfires on public land, private land or in provincial campgrounds as long as they are inside an engineered campfire ring
- backyard fire pits
- charcoal briquette barbecues
- use of propane, natural gas or powered appliance
- catalytic or infrared-style heaters
- safe burning with a permit
- recreational off-highway vehicle use
- burning (excluding campfires) without a permit
- fireworks or exploding targets without the written permission of a forest officer
- fireworks in the Crowsnest Pass without a Municipal permit
- unattended or unsafe campfires
Restrictions can be phased back in as necessary to address wildfire risk area-by-area, allowing Albertans the freedom to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible. We will re-evaluate daily.
We expect this fire advisory to reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in Alberta, while allowing Albertans to enjoy outdoor activities as much as possible.