Wildfire Season

Wildfire season is March 1 to October 31.

Fire permits are issued by County Fire Guardians. Request for Fire Permits can be made with your area fire guardian or by contacting the County Office. Look for an information flyer in the mail containing a map of the County’s area of responsibility for issuing fire permits. Residents in areas of the White Zone and Green Zone outside of the former no-permit zone will continue to get fire permits from the Alberta Forestry Service.

To obtain a fire permit within the Fire Protection Area contact your local Alberta Forestry office by calling 310-0000.

Remember the lighting of most fires in the County without a fire permit is against Provincial law. According to the Forest and Prairie Protection Act, those who start fires without a permit or negligently with a permit may be subject to paying the costs of fire suppression and fines.

Visit for information about current fire bans in the Province of Alberta or call Alberta’s Fire Ban Information Line 1-866-FYI-FIRE (394-3473).

To report a wildfire call toll free 310-FIRE (3473). Or check the Alberta Wildfire Status online.

Contact Bill Lesiuk, Big Lakes County Fire Services Fire Prevention Officer at 780-507-9848 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.