Wildfire Season

Wildfire Season starts March 1st, and ends October 31st. Which means as of this week you’ll have to call 780-891-3860 to obtain a free fire permit for all burning activities, excluding campfires.

A representative from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF) will come out to your burn site a few days before you intend to burn to determine if you can safely burn there. It will also allow them to call you and notify you if the wildfire conditions change and it becomes too dangerous to do any burning.

You can see the current fire conditions posted at the intersection of Mistassiniy and Airport Road. It’s updated as needed and will also indicate if there is a fire ban on.

The sign looks similar to this one, this photo was taken by Josh Burnham

You can receive Province wide updates on wildfires from these websites:

The Wildfire Status Map will show the location of wildfires, whether they’re under control, being held, or out of control. Wabasca is in the Slave Lake Region. There’s also an app you can download for Android or Apple so you can have this information with you wherever you go

The Alberta Fire Bans Map will show any locations that have fire bans on.

You can find further information on the Fire Ban System here.

The Municipal offices on Mistassiniy Road also have several pamphlets on wildfire safety and OHVs, burn barrels, etc.

Report any wildfire you see by calling 310-FIRE (3473).