Please note that this information is from the Province of Alberta’s Department of Agriculture and Forestry. For the latest up to date wildfire information please visit their website directly.
For the current wildfire status in
Yellowhead County* visit:
*Does not include Evansburg area, specifically east of Hwy 22 and north of 16.
When wildfire danger is high, be advised that fine fuels can dry quickly and any spark, hot exhaust or friction can easily start a wildfire.
Ensure you fully extinguish your campfire and never leave it unattended. If you suspect a wildfire, call 310-FIRE.
IF YOU PLAN TO BURN IT, GET YOUR PERMIT
If you plan on burning within the Forest Protection Area, with the exception of a cooking or heating fire, you must contact your local forestry office to request a fire permit. You can click here for a listing of forestry offices near you.
To request a permit within the Edson Forest Area, call 780-723-8527.
WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS
Albertans are always asked to use caution when working or recreating in the outdoors:
- Get a permit if you’re within the Forest Protection Area and you plan on burning with the exception of a campfire. For permit information, click here.
- Clear debris from hot spots on your off-highway vehicle.
- Ensure your campfire is out – soak it, stir it, soak it again.
- Before you head out this weekend, check out the albertafirebans.ca website or download the app to stay informed.