Fire Restriction in Effect (May 9)

A FIRE RESTRICTION is issued for Lamont County effective May 9, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. This restriction is due to continued dry conditions, lack of precipitation, and increased wind speeds.

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Fire Advisory In Effect

Due to extremely dry weather conditions, Lamont County is issuing a Fire Advisory for all rural areas of Lamont County, including Hamlets EFFECTIVE April 7th, 2021.

A fire advisory is a warning that fire conditions are poor and deteriorating. Lamont County urges residents to only burn if absolutely necessary. There are no formal restrictions in place with a fire advisory. If conditions do not improve this advisory may be upgraded to a Fire Restriction or a Fire Ban with little notice.

Wildfires can start easily from most causes especially unattended campfires, cooking fires, and improper open-air burning practices with fire permits. Wildfires may become serious and difficult to control if not successfully contained while small.
  • Existing fire permits are still valid (no permit extensions will be issued)
  • New fire permits will be issued for small (4X4) yard debris piles only
Allowed:
  • Safe wood campfires in approved fire pits
  • Portable propane fire pits
  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
  • Charcoal and pellet barbeques
  • Catalytic or infrared-style heater
  • Approved and certified incinerators (for agricultural use)
For more information please visit albertafirebans.ca for fire up-to-date fire status or contact the Lamont County Administration Office @ 780-895-2233 ext. 236 during regular business hours.

If you see a fire of any type, report it immediately by calling 911. Please check continue to watch the Lamont County website for updates.