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BRFA issues fire restriction

Burn permits suspended

The Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority (BRFA) has issued a fire restriction effective April 18 at 2 p.m. in the MD of Bonnyville, Summer Village of Bonnyville Beach, Summer Village of Pelican Narrows and Village of Glendon.

Under this restriction, existing fire permits are suspended and no new fire permits will be issued. Safe wood campfires within fire rings in campgrounds are allowed. Essential burning may be allowed with written permission from a Forest officer or fire guardian.


All outdoor wood fires are banned on public lands, including back-country and random camping areas. The use of fireworks and exploding targets are also prohibited.


The following are still permitted:

- Safe wood campfires (including charcoal briquettes) on private lands and in provincial campgrounds.

- Backyard fire pits, charcoal briquettes, and barbecues.

- Propane/natural gas-powered appliances.

- Indoor wood fires contained with a device with a chimney and spark arrestor.

- Cooking, warming, and lighting devices - all devices must be CSA approved and used as per manufacturer's standards.

The BRFA reminds people to never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.

Please monitor Alberta Fire Bans for any updates or changes.

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