Safe Burning Practices
Above seasonal temperatures and the lack of precipitation for the past month have driven our fire danger to MODERATE in the forest area. This means that a fire can easily ignite where there is exposed dead or dry vegetation.
A wildfire is likely to burn into the ground and smoulder for a long period of time. This is why it is important to fully extinguish any cooking or warming fires while recreating or hunting and to use extra caution if burning debris.
A wildfire could also burn quickly in dead or dry grass since there’s no snow cover to prevent the spread. It would also have the potential to climb into the trees.
For information on Safe Burning, visit www.alberta.ca/safe-burning