We’re more than a week into fire season in Alberta, which means permits are now needed for burning.
Fire Marshal Ken Atamanchuk explains that the County of Grande Prairie is split up into four areas with different requirements for burn barrels, fire pits, and incinerators.
Most of the County is classified as White.
“If you’re in that area,” explains Atamanchuk, “what you will need is a verbal notification, which means you will call the County office, and you’ll let the receptionist know exactly your land location and what you want to burn; she’ll give you some guidelines and that’ll be entered into our database.”
The Yellow area requires an inspection during fire season, Red needs a permit year-round, and Green is under Alberta forestry jurisdiction.
To find out what area you’re in, visit the County’s website.
Burning permits are free and valid for a ten day period.