Calgary Area Update

Fire Restriction in Effect for the Calgary Forest Area - 3 May 2016

Posted on Tue, May 03, 2016

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Due to persistent hot and dry conditions, a Fire Restriction is now effect for the Calgary Forest Area (CFA) section of the Forest Protection Area (FPA):

  • Existing Fire Permits are cancelled
  • No new fire permits will be issued

NOT PERMITTED

  • Wood campfires, charcoal briquette fires, turkey fryers, tiki torches in backcountry and random camping areas

PERMITTED

  • Gas or Propane fueled fire rings, BBQs, stoves and heaters

For full details, visit albertafirebans.ca and click the Forest Protection Area link under the Restriction tab.

The Restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.

WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS

Albertans are asked to use caution when recreating within the FPA:

PROVINCIAL SUMMARY - 3 MAY 2016

  • Alberta currently has 31 wildfires: 2 are Out of Control, 4 is Being Held, 15 are Under Control, and 10 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since April 1, Alberta has recorded 312 wildfires that burned a total of 3983.97 hectares.

TIP: Bookmark the Calgary wildfire blog and check for updates anytime. Or, download our app, available for Apple and Android devices.

CURRENT WILDFIRES  CURRENT FIREBANS  WEATHER  FOLLOW US 

Wildfire Information Officer 
403-297-8829
matthew.anderson@gov.ab.ca

 

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