All fire permits are suspended or cancelled and no new permits will be issued. Safe wood campfires are permitted in designated campgrounds only.

The fire restriction applies to the province’s Forest Protection Area, which includes northern and western regions of the province.

Other jurisdictions, including municipalities and provincial parks, may also issue fire restrictions or bans. Please check albertafirebans.ca for detailed information.

The restrictions have been put in place as continuing hot, dry weather has elevated the wildfire hazard to high, very high or extreme throughout most of Alberta.

As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, 31 wildfires were burning in the Forest Protection Area, including a 2,656-hectare wildfire that forced the evacuation of residents near Fort McMurray on Sunday night.

Since April 1, there have been 309 wildfires that have burned a total of 3,983 hectares. Most fires at this time of the year are caused by human activity and are preventable. 

Quick facts

  • For more information on wildfires, download the Alberta Wildfire app.
  • Up-to-date information on fire restrictions and fire bans is available by calling 1-866-FYI-FIRE (1-866-394-3473).
  • To report a wildfire in Alberta’s Forest Protection Area, call 310-FIRE (310-3473).

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