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Friday, July 16, 2021 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - Fire Restriction in effect for Whitecourt as of July 16

Effective 12:00 noon on Friday, July 16, the Town of Whitecourt fire ban will be lifted. A fire ban has been in place within Town limits since June 30, 2021 due to extreme weather conditions.

Although the fire ban will be lifted as of July 16, a fire restriction will remain in effect. A fire restriction is an extended suspension on any fires requiring a burning permit.

The restriction permits:
• recreational fires in covered fire pits, bowls or chimineas;
• approved fire pits within recognized campgrounds and parks;
• propane and natural gas appliances.

All other fires and fireworks are prohibited. Fire permits remain suspended until the restriction is lifted. For more information, on fire pit and burning permits visit

The operation of Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) within the Town of Whitecourt is governed under Off Highway Vehicle Bylaw 1138 which prohibits OHV use within Town boundaries between April 1 and November 30 annually. Penalties for contravening Bylaw 1138 range from monetary fines to OHV seizure.

We ask residents to be diligent and aware of potential fire risks.

For information on fire bans currently in place throughout Alberta visit