CALGARY FOREST AREA UPDATE (1000 hrs)
The CFA currently has 0 wildfires.
There are 2 Helicopters, 1 Airtanker Group, 51 Firefighters positioned to action any new wildfire starts in the area.
Working in conjunction with Alberta Parks, Agriculture and Forestry will be conducting prescribed fire operations near Kananaskis Village. Crews will use hand ignition on identified sites as conditions permit. Some smoke may be visible from Highway 40. This prescribed fire project is part of the Evan-Thomas 10-year Vegetation Management Strategy. For details, visit albertaparks.ca
PROVINCIAL STATS (17 SEPTEMBER)
- There are currently 14 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta: 9 are Under Control (UC), and 5 wildfires have been turned over to the responsible parties.
- Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1,222 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 59,750.91 hectares.
WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS
Albertans are always asked to use caution when recreating within the FPA:
- Clear debris from hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle.
- If permitted to have a campfire, never leave it unattended, and ensure it is out - Soak it, Stir it, Soak it Again.
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Calgary Wildfire Information Officer