Some Fort Saskatchewan residents aren't getting the message.
Despite a fire ban due to drier weather, there have been some complaints of backyard fires.
"There's a few out there, so if you see that let your neighbours know. Maybe they're just not aware," said Doug Stein, captain of the Fort Saskatchewan Fire Department.
Stein believes this spring has been drier than usual.
"The fire ban will be assessed daily and will remain in effect until conditions change enough to warrant lifting the ban," noted Fort Saskatchewan fire chief Shawn McKerry.
Stein and the crew hope to see the ban lifted after the next few days of rain.
There is a fine upwards of $1000 for burning during a fire ban. A complaint on Sunday night was the most recent.
A complete fire ban is in effect for Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County, Lamont County, Edmonton and Lamont.