For Immediate Release
Date: May 28, 2020 9:00 AM
Contact: Scott Franchuk, County Fire Chief
Phone: (780) 656-3730
Fax: (780) 656-3768
Smoky Lake County is downgrading the existing Fire Restriction to a Fire Advisory effective 9:00 a.m. May 28, 2020. New fire permits will be issued on inspection only during the Fire Advisory. Burning of brush windrows/piles will still be prohibited.
What is allowed:
Safe wood campfires in campgrounds (within fire rings), backyards, or random camping areas
Portable propane fire pits
Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
Yard clean up
Off-Highway Vehicles can start wildfires – check frequently to ensure hotspots are free of debris, and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.
The Fire Advisory allows burning barrels with safe burning practices in place and screens covering all barrels in use as per county policy.
The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.
For further information please contact the Smoky Lake County, (780) 656-3730.
Current Fire Ban Information can also be found on an interactive map through Alberta Fire Bans
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