There is no need to worry about any fire bans this May long weekend.

There are no active fire bans or advisories for Fort Saskatchewan and the surrounding areas. This includes Strathcona County, Sturgeon County, Lamont County, Lamont, Bruderheim, Gibbons, Bon Accord, Redwater and Morinville. 

However, if you’re heading to the mountains for your holiday weekend, there are a few advisories to be aware of -- Jasper and Banff National Park are currently under a fire advisory. If you're going north, Westlock County, Thorhild County, and Athabasca County are also under fire advisories. 

Safe campfires are permitted under a fire advisory, provided they are within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring and are fully extinguished once finished. Backyard fire pits, portable propane fire pits, barbecues and catalytic or infrared-style heaters are also allowed. 

The forecast in the local area calls for a below-average long weekend. Friday’s (May 20) high of 9 C will be the coolest day of the weekend, with temperatures warming up to 19 C by Victoria Day. 

A list of current fire bans and advisories can be found here.