Fire and OHV ban in effect in Sturgeon County

UPDATE as of May 5 at 8:40 p.m.: Off-highway vehicle (OHV) use is not allowed. A provincial OHV restriction is in place, which means the recreational use of OHVs on public land, including on designated OHV trails, is not allowed.

May 2 at 11:28 a.m.: Due to the high risk of fire, Sturgeon County and the towns of Bon Accord, Legal and Redwater are under a fire ban starting May 2 at 1 p.m.

No outdoor fires are allowed until further notice, including:

  • Recreational firepits
  • Open fires
  • Burn barrels
  • Incinerators
  • Fireworks
  • Chimineas
  • Solid fuel (charcoal, pellets, etc.) barbecues

You can still use cooking and recreational appliances – such as fire tables, barbecues, smokers and patio heaters – that can be turned on or off using a switch or valve (propane, natural gas or electric). Commercially sold cooking and recreational appliances, including smokers, can be used with caution.

All outdoor fires currently burning must be extinguished. No new burn permits or fireworks permits will be issued. All fire and fireworks permits remain suspended until further notice.

Sturgeon County urges the public to use extreme caution when working or driving in grassy areas and to keep vehicles clean and free of debris as smoldering debris can start fires.

Always know your location and dial 911 in an emergency.

For updates, visit sturgeoncounty.ca/fire-bans and albertafirebans.ca. If you have questions, email Protective Services or call 780-939-8400.

#SturgeonCounty offices will be operating with reduced hours May 17, to accommodate a staff training event. Offices will re-open from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Fire Advisory: Due to dry conditions and a lack of precipitation, a fire advisory is now in effect for Sturgeon County as of April 3. 

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