Calgary Area Update

Calgary Forest Area Wildfire Update - September 17, 2018

Posted on Tue, Aug 28, 2018

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CALGARY FOREST AREA UPDATE (1000 hrs)

The CFA currently has 0 wildfires.

There are Helicopters, 1 Airtanker Group, 51 Firefighters positioned to action any new wildfire starts in the area.

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EVAN-THOMAS PRA

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:


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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