No fires of any kind are allowed; extreme fire hazard continues across the region

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 4, 2023) – The Fire Ban includes the urban service area of Fort McMurray and is being implemented as part of the provincial fire ban enacted within the Forest Protection Area by Alberta Wildfire.

All fire permits are suspended or cancelled and no new fire permits will be issued. The fire ban applies to fires throughout most of the region, and includes:

Outside fires of any type, including:
Open-air fires
Recreational fires contained within a portable or fixed fire pit (including backyard fire pits)
Charcoal barbeques
If emergency fire response is required, the person responsible for the fire can be charged the full firefighting costs.

The fire ban also applies to fires outside of the Urban Service Area of Fort McMurray, including:

Fort McKay
Saprae Creek
Gregoire Lake Estates
The Lac La Biche Forest Area, including the communities of Janvier and Conklin, remains under a Fire Restriction.

The forested area north of Lake Athabasca, including Fort Chipewyan remains under a Fire Advisory.

OHV users urged to ride safely and take precautions

During this time of heightened concern, all recreational users in wooded and grassy areas are urged to use caution. OHV users should be aware of debris collecting on hot exhaust which could result in a fire and are reminded campfires are not allowed in the backcountry.

For more details on fire restrictions and bans, visit To report a wildfire, call 310-FIRE (3473).

For more information on wildfires, fire restrictions and fire bans visit

For more information or questions contact Pulse at 780-743-7000, toll-free at 1-800-973-9663 or online at

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