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Fire Notice

  • Fire Ban in Effect - May 8, 2024

    Due to the increasingly dry conditions and higher fire danger ratings, the FIRE RESTRICTION has been upgraded to a FIRE BAN, for Saddle Hills County. 

  • Strong Winds Expected: Stay Alert for Wildfires and Reduce Risks

    The wildfire danger in the Grande Prairie Forest Area is HIGH. Strong and gusty winds are expected today and tomorrow and may increase the risk of wildfires starting. Stay alert for wildfires and reduce the risk of starting one. 

  • Wildfire Season Starts Today

    Alberta has declared an early start to wildfire season, 10 days early on February 20, 2024, due to low precipitation levels and warmer than normal temperatures. 

  • Check your Winter Burn Piles

    Please revisit your winter burn sites before the start of the 2024 wildfire season.

  • A Shout-Out to our Amazing Volunteer First Responders!

    Saddle Hills County Fire Departments, along with Forestry resources, responded to an outdoor fire, that consumed a 3 hectare area, as well as a storage building and its contents, on Friday, September 15, 2023. Blueberry and Happy Valley Fire Departments helped to control the spread of the fire and keep it from candling into the trees and burning deeper down into the Ksituan valley.

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    Be Prepared - Make a Plan and 72 Hour Kits

    While there are no current evacuation orders in place, we are asking that all residents take precautionary measures and be prepared. 

  • Notice: Disposal of Hot Ashes

    Saddle Hills County would like to remind residents not to dispose of hot ashes in the garbage dumpsters as this is dangerous and can cause fires.

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    Fireworks Permission Required

    With Canada Day just around the corner it is important to remember that permission is required to use fireworks in the Forest Protection Area (FPA).

Contact Us

Saddle Hills
Junction of Hwy 49 & Secondary Hwy 725
RR1, Spirit River AB
T0H 3G0
T. 780-864-3760
Fax 780-864-3904
Toll-free 1-888-864-3760

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