Calgary Area Update

CWMA Wildfire Update - May 27, 2015

Posted on Wed, May 27, 2015

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FIRE BAN REMAINS IN EFFECT

Due to the high to extreme wildfire hazard over most of the province, a Fire Ban is in effect for the entire Forest Protection Area (FPA) of Alberta. All fire permits are suspended or cancelled.

Although the CWMA has received some precipitation, weather is only one consideration when implementing a Fire Ban. Available resources must also be considered, which is the case affecting the CWMA. Our crews, aircraft and equipment are currently working on wildfires in northern Management Areas. However, if conditions warrant, they can be recalled as needed.

Under the Fire Ban, the following are:

Prohibited

  • All open fires, including campfires
  • Charcoal briquettes
  • Brush or refuse burning
  • Turkey fryers & tiki torches
Allowed
  • Gas or propane stoves/barbecues designed for cooking
  • Catalytic or infrared style heaters
  • Portable propane fire pits

FOR DETAILS VISIT ALBERTAFIREBANS.CA or CALL 1-866-FYI-FIRE (394-3473)

 

CWMA SUMMARY

The CWMA currently has fire: 60 hectares, Under Control (UC), approximately 14km west of Water Valley off Highway 579. 

PROVINCIAL SUMMARY (27 MAY 15)

There are currently 63 fires burning in Alberta; 13 are Out of Control, 14 are Being Held, 35 are Under Control, and 1 has been turned over to the responsible party.

Since April 1, Alberta has recorded 723 wildfires that have burned 29,660.51 hectares.

AAF currently has:

  • 660 firefighters and 75 helicopters actioning wildfires in the province
  • 977 firefighters, 106 helicopters and 2 airtankers pre-positioned for new wildfire starts
  • 126 firefighters imported from Ontario

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

CURRENT WILDFIRES  CURRENT FIREBANS  WEATHER  FOLLOW US 

Area Wildfire Information Officer (on Export)
Matthew Anderson
403-297-8829
matthew.anderson@gov.ab.ca
 
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