Fire Ban for the MD of Bonnyville

A fire ban is in effect as of 3:00 pm Friday May 25, 2018 for the Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87. The fire ban also applies to parks and recreation areas. The fire ban does not apply to Cities, Towns, Villages, Summer Villages or Federal Lands within the Municipality.

NOTE: The Provincial Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle restriction that covers the Lac La Biche Forest Areas includes the northern half of the Municipal District of Bonnyville which is Fire Control Zone (FCZ) 43 and under Provincial Jurisdiction. As the fire hazard within the balance of the Municipal District is the same as FCZ 43, the Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87 has issued this same Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle restriction to ensure the safety of all residents of the MD.

Prohibited

 All open fires including campfires in campgrounds, backcountry and random camping areas and backyard fire pits.
 Charcoal briquettes, turkey fryers and tiki torches.
 Fireworks and exploding targets.
 The use of off-highway vehicles for recreational use on all public lands.

Allowed

 Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or UL certified.
 Gas or propane stoves and barbecues that are CSA approved or UL certified and are designed for cooking or heating.
 Catalytic or infrared-style heaters.
 Fires contained in industrial facilities or on industrial sites as approved by a forest officer

The OHV Restriction does allow:

 Indigenous people for traditional use.
 Commercial / industrial operations which require OHV.
 Agricultural use.
 Use on private land.

As per M.D. of Bonnyville Fire Bylaw No. 1522 any person burning or discharging fireworks in contravention of this fire ban may be liable to a fine and for the total cost of any type of emergency response and mitigation service required to bring a fire under control.

 

For further information, please contact the Bonnyville Regional Fire Authority at 780-826-4755.  The Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.