Both Sylvan Lake and Red Fire are asking residents to exercise extra caution due to the dry and windy conditions across Central Alberta.

Although there are no fire bans at this time, please be careful and keep informed on the latest fire ban status information here.

With wind, warm temperatures and no precipitation forecasted next week, the dry conditions are likely to worsen. The City of Red Deer will not be issuing burn permits as a result of these conditions.

Residents are asked to do their part to reduce the risk of fire:

  • Never throw out cigarettes into easily combustible materials, such as vegetation, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss, dried grass mulch, leaves, or similar items. They can easily catch fire.
  • Place smoking materials in deep, sturdy ashtrays,
  • Never toss smoking materials on the ground, in a garbage, or in a dry, grassy area, as they can smolder undetected for days before igniting a fire.
  • Ensure fire pits are properly monitored and fully extinguished.
  • Learn more about proper use of fire pits by reviewing the rules and regulations in Bylaw N0. 3387/2007 The Fire Permit Bylaw