Current Burning Status
FIRE ADVISORY FOR LAMONT COUNTY
There are no restrictions at this time. Individuals will need to apply for a permit for all open-air burning as per policy. Extreme caution for off-road vehicles, fireworks and exploding targets should be used. Campfires, charcoal barbecues, burn barrels, propane fueled fire pits are permitted. Please note that BRUSH PILE/DEMOLISHED BUILDING PERMITS will no longer be issued for this season. All current permits of these types expire on March 31, 2023. As per County Policy, there shall be no brush pile burning between April 1 and October 31 of each year. Thank you for your cooperation.
Burning or otherwise failing to follow the conditions set out in a Fire Ban, or Restriction Order could result in a $1500 minimum fine.
This order is issued under the authority of Lamont County Bylaw 847.
Fire (Burn) Permits
Please note that BRUSH PILE/DEMOLISHED BUILDING PERMITS will no longer be issued for this season. All current permits of these types expire on March 31, 2023. As per County Policy, there shall be no brush pile burning between April 1 and October 31 of each year. Thank you for your cooperation.
Fire permits are required for any type of "open-air" burn year-round. Fire permits are no charge and can be issued online. There is no burning of brush piles in Lamont County between April 1 and October 31 as per Lamont County Policy #4135. Burning and permits is not allowed during December 22 through January 2 each year.
- Issuance of Fire Permits (#4121)
Some important things to remember about your fire permit:
- First, call the Lamont County Fire Advisory Line at 780-895-7674 listen for information on the current burning status.
- Read both the "Fire Permit Guidelines" and the "Fire Permit Checklist" documents PRIOR to beginning your burn.
- Ensure that you have fire insurance.
If you do not obtain a fire permit and the fire department responds to a report of a fire on your property, even if your burn is contained, you will be responsible for the costs associated with the dispatching of the fire units to your property.
Firefighting Cost Recovery
For information on the charges related to Fire Response Services, please review the Schedule of Fees
North Skaro Area
Please be advised Lamont County Emergency Services allows fire permits to be issued with the exception of the area that encompasses the North Skaro Area. Excluded locations are listed below:
- Township Road 582 from Hwy 831 to Range Road 185
- South on Range Road 185 to Township Road 572
- West on Township Road 572 to Hwy 831
There is an extreme fire hazard in this area that includes both jackpine forest and peat/muskeg land. As per Lamont County Fire Bylaw 715.11 Section 3.4 A) No permits shall be issued for muskeg/peat moss lands.