Calgary Area Update

Calgary Forest Area Wildfire Update - May 21, 2019

Posted on Fri, May 17, 2019

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The Calgary Forest Area (CFA) currently has 0 wildfires.


PROVINCIAL SUMMARY (MAY 21)

There are currently 27 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area: 5 are Out of Control, 1 are Being Held, 12 are Under Control and 9 have been Turned Over to the responsible parties.

Since March 1, there have been 429 wildfires that have burned 99,268.62 hectares in the Forest Protection Area.


WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS

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


WILDFIRE SEASON - PERMITS REQUIRED

Fire permits are required for all burning (excluding campfires) in the Forest Protection Area during the wildfire season - March 1 to October 31. Permits are free, and available through your local Forestry office:

  • Calgary 403-297-8800
  • Blairmore 403-562-3210

If you have any questions about proper burning procedures, visit wildfire.Alberta.ca or phone 310-0000.


FIRE BANS APP AVAILABLE 

Now you can check to see if there are any Advisories, Restrictions or Fire Bans in your area using the Alberta Fire Bans app, available for Apple and Android devices.


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

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Calgary Wildfire Information Officer 

io-calgary@gov.ab.ca

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