The fire ban extends from Lac La Biche up to north of Fort McMurray, west to north of Slave Lake, west to Peace River, and then north to the Northwest Territories border. This ban also includes a recreational ban on off-highway vehicles.

“Windy conditions, along with continued warm and dry weather in northern Alberta, have increased the risk of wildfire throughout the area. This fire ban will ensure the safety of Albertans and their communities as well as protecting our forests by reducing that risk.”

Devin Dreeshen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry

All fire permits are suspended in the fire ban area. The use of off-highway vehicles for recreational purposes is also prohibited on public lands due to the high wildfire risk in the same area.

Indigenous people are exempt from the off-highway vehicle restriction, as is use on private lands. Essential industry-related activities requiring the use of off-highway vehicles can be exempted with the approval of a local forest officer. Emergency responders may use off-highway vehicles if needed.

Individuals found contravening a fire ban may be subject to a $287 fine, or could be held liable for all costs associated with fighting a wildfire. 

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

Quick facts

  • For more information on wildfires, download the Alberta Wildfire app.
  • Up-to-date information on fire restrictions, fire bans, OHV restrictions and general wildfire information 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), toll free from anywhere in Alberta.

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