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Fire Advisory In Effect (June 6 at 12 p.m.)

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Due to extremely dry weather conditions, Lamont County is moving to a Fire Advisory for all rural areas of Lamont County, including Hamlets. EFFECTIVE June 6 at NOON.

The following municipalities have also moved to Fire Advisory: 

  • Lamont County; 
  • Town of Bruderheim; 
  • Town of Lamont; 
  • Town of Mundare;
  • Village of Andrew; and  
  • Village of Chipman.   

A fire advisory is a warning when fire conditions are at elevated risk. 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 can 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 (are discretionary) will be issued for small (4X4) yard debris piles only, dependent on several factors including wind forecast.


  • Safe wood campfires in approved fire pits (on private lands and in campgrounds).
  • Portable propane fire pits.
  • Gas or propane stoves and barbecues.
  • Charcoal and pellet barbeques/electric smokers.
  • Burning barrels equipped with a metal mesh screen.
  • 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.