The RMWB is reminding residents the fire ban is still in effect for the city.
According to Alberta Wildfire the fire hazard is moderate in the Fort McMurray Forest Area. Even though the area has received some rain it has not been enough to affect the long term fire hazard.
The fire ban remains in effect for portions of northeastern Alberta and Fort McMurray Forest Area and applies to portions of the Lac La Biche Forest Area and all counties, municipal districts and special areas, as well as provincial parks and recreation areas within those areas.
The RMWB and Alberta Wildfire say all open fires, including wood campfires, charcoal briquette fires, turkey fryers, and tiki torches are banned and recreational use of off-highway vehicles is restricted on all public lands and provincial parks within portions of northeastern Alberta, including designated OHV trails.
The restriction does not apply to agriculture, public safety, commercial/industrial or Indigenous peoples when exercising a right recognized and affirmed under Part II of the Constitution Act, 1982 or a right under section 12 of the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement.
The restriction remains in effect until further notice.