Province wide fire ban in effect for Alberta forests
Due to the continued hot, dry conditions, a province wide fire ban is now in effect for Alberta forests. The ban prohibits all open fires, including campfires in campgrounds or backcountry and random camping areas. The ban includes charcoal briquettes. Portable propane fire pits and gas or propane stoves and barbeques designed cooking or heating are allowed. All fire permits are suspended or cancelled and no new fire permits will be issued. Areas outside the province's Forest Protection...