Fire and OHV ban lifted, fire restriction in effect in Sturgeon County

Published on May 31, 2023

Effective June 20, 2023 at 11:00 AM, this  fire restriction was lifted.

Effective today (May 31) at 4 p.m., Sturgeon County and the towns of Bon Accord, Legal and Redwater are under a fire restriction.

The fire and OHV ban issued earlier this month has been lifted; however, open fires – including burn barrels and incinerators – and fireworks are not allowed.

All outdoor fires presently burning must be extinguished. No new burn permits or fireworks permits will be issued, and all permits previously issued remain suspended.

You can use the following:

  • recreational firepits for warming or cooking
  • OHVs and ATVs
  • charcoal/pellet barbecues
  • propane/natural gas barbecues
  • charcoal/pellet appliances, like smokers
  • propane/natural gas appliances, like patio heaters and fire tables
  • electric appliances, like smokers
  • outdoor fireplaces/chimineas

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.

This restriction does not apply to the use of ATVs or OHVs.

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