With unseasonably warm temperatures in the forecast, little to no rain, and already dry conditions, the Municipal District of Bonnyville is urging residents and visitors to be cautious and follow all fire advisories, restrictions, and/or bans currently in effect.
A fire restriction was put in place for the M.D., Summer Villages of Bonnyville Beach and Pelican Narrows, and the Village of Glendon on May 2, 2023. This restriction means all existing fire permits are suspended, and no new fire permits will be issued. Burn barrels or pits are not permitted. However, compliant firepits, and safe campfires are permitted in designated campgrounds, day use areas, or on privately-owned land.
If you are having one of the permitted fires above, please be sure to keep an eye on the fire and be ready to put it out in the event it gets away from you. If you are out enjoying our region on Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs), please be sure to keep an eye on your exhaust to ensure materials do not get caught, get hot, and start a fire.
Please do not throw lit cigarette butts on the ground or out of your moving vehicle.
If you see a wildfire, call 310-FIRE or 9-1-1. For more information on wildfires in Alberta, including where advisories and bans are in effect, visit Alberta Fire Bans.
Keep an eye on the M.D. website and social media pages for any updates to the fire advisory.
We also recommend you sign up for an account with the M.D.’s Voyent Alert! notification system, which will deliver updates to via text to your phone, through an app, to your email, or even a call to your landline. Find out more at bit.ly/MDVoyentAlert.
Get updates on emergencies across the province with the Alberta Emergency Alerts app. Find out more at bit.ly/ABEmergencyAlert.