FIRE ADVISORY (16 JULY)
- Existing Fire Permits are suspended
- No new fire permits will be issued
- Safe campfires are allowed
Off-Highway vehicles can start wildfires - check frequently to ensure hotspots are free of debris, and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.
The Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.
PROVINCIAL STATS (19 JULY)
- There are currently 14 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta: 3 are Being Held (BH), 7 are Under Control (UC), and 4 wildfires have been turned over to the responsible parties.
- Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 957 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 45,918.45 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.
- Ensure your campfire is out - Soak it, Stir it, Soak it Again.
FIRE BANS APP AVAILABLE
Calgary Wildfire Information Officer