Check Winter Burn Sites

Lac Ste. Anne County Fire Services is asking all area residents to check their winter burn piles regularly over the next few weeks to ensure that, if burning is complete, the fire is actually OUT.

Fire prevention becomes extremely important as spring approaches. Loss of snow cover, lack of moisture, and typical windy conditions can fan embers laying low beneath burnt materials, and can cause a ground fire.

A few simple ways of ensuring a ground fire doesn’t flare up this spring include checking existing burnt material for heat and dousing hot spots; spreading material out to cool; or re-piling leftover material and burning again. Make sure that a Fire Permit is obtained for any burning being planned. Further information on safe burning practices is listed on the back of every County Fire Permit

Help us help you! If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Fire Services Department for assistance at 1-866-880-5722 or e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Some further tips to help you avoid a potential holdover spring fire:

  • ALWAYS obtain the assistance and guidance of your local Fire Guardian and make sure you have your Fire Permit on hand and available for authorities
  • Check your burn piles frequently and have the appropriate extinguishing equipment on hand, Re-pile burnt piles
  • Always obtain a new Fire Permit for any new or re-piled piles before lighting
  • Before spring, go back and check those winter burn piles
  • Extinguish any hot spots
  • Walk the burn area
  • Roll the debris over to check for further hotspots
  • Probe the burned area to ensure there are no smoldering fires in the ground
  • Stir the debris and water down hot spots
  • Watch the wind conditions and continue to check burned areas for the potential light up


Community Events at a Glance

  • 02 May
    Sangudo Parent & Tot 02 May 2017 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM

    Drop by with your children aged newborn to six years old to meet new friends, socialize, and play with the wonderful toys in the Sangudo Early Children Room! Drop in program; no pre-registration required!

  • 03 May
    Baby Network 03 May 2017 04:45 PM to 06:15 PM

    Facilitated by Public Health Nurses. Come meet other parents, discover parenting strategies, learn about great resources in your community, feeding and sleeping tips, and more! Pre-registration required. Childcare is available but MUST be requested at time of registration.

  • 05 May
    Raising Resilient Children 05 May 2017 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Learn strategies to help your child "bounce back" from setbacks, deal with adversity, react positively and adapt well to change when things don't go as expected or hoped. Pre-registration is required by May 2nd. Childcare is available but MUST requested at time

  • 02 May - 05 May
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  • 10 May - 11 May
  • 12 May - 17 May
  • 23 May - 30 May
  • 31 May - 07 Jun

About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located in the Hamlet of Sangudo. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
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 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359