This Advisory has been put in place to encourage extreme caution in order to protect fire suppression service availability of volunteer firefighting crews and AB WildFire Resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The current fire risk is low – moderate but can change very quickly in the Spring.
Due to rain over the last few days, areas of exposed cured fuels are still a fire risk. As a result, a Fire Advisory is now in effect for the areas within the borders of the MD of Smoky River
Please exercise caution when conducting activities in dry cured fuels.
Open burning of heavy fuels is not recommended at this time. Please postpone any non-essential burning or call the Fire Chief for approval .Safe Campfires are allowed.
Please make sure your campfire is completely extinguished when you leave it (Soak It, Stir It, Soak It Again). Clear debris from hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle (Knock It Off).
If the fire hazard continues to increase, further restrictions may be implemented.
Please contact MD Administration office (780) 837-2221, if you have any questions about this advisory.