Alberta fire and OHV ban greatly reduced

The provincewide fire and off-highway vehicle ban implemented at the height of the Fort McMurray wildfires has been lifted in most parts of the province heading into the May long weekend.

Ban still in place northeast of Lac La Biche

The province-wide fire and off-highway vehicle ban has been significantly reduced, officials announced Thursday afternoon. (CBC)

The provincewide fire and off-highway vehicle ban implemented at the height of the Fort McMurray wildfires has been lifted in most parts of the province heading into the May long weekend.

The ban is still in place northeast of Lac La Biche.

Portable propane fire pits, propane or gas stoves and outdoor barbecues are still allowed for those living in areas still under the ban.

Open fires remain prohibited.

Residents are advised to check with individual municipalities as cities, towns, villages and federal lands — like national parks — may still have bans in effect.

View the full fire ban map here.