Calgary Area Update

Calgary Forest Area Wildfire Update - October 15, 2021

Posted on Fri, Oct 15, 2021

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CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THE CALGARY FOREST AREA

The average wildfire danger rating over the Calgary Forest Area is HIGH, with several pockets of VERY HIGH. The wildfire danger at this time of year is very dependent on precipitation.  Unless we receive regular precipitation every several days, the wildfire danger will remain elevated until snow falls.

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The FIRE ADVISORY remains in effect in the Calgary Forest Area.  Under this FIRE ADVISORY all fire permits are suspended and no new permits will be issued until conditions improve.

For more specifics and a map of the impacted area, please visit albertafirebans.ca.


SMOKE MAY BE VISIBLE FROM HIGHWAY 1 and 1A

Wildland firefighters remain active with prescribed fire operations adjacent to Highway 1 on Stoney Nakoda and Canadian Pacific lands. Crews have successfully burned approximately 55 hectares of predominantly grass. While the weather holds, they will be active on this project.


WILDFIRES IN THE CFA

There are currently two active wildfire in the CFA.  CWF-159 is BEING HELD at 7.5 hectares. CWF-160 is BEING HELD at 0.01 hectares. Both wildfires remain under investigation.


CAMPFIRES IN THE FALL

Throughout the fall, the CFA tends to see abandoned campfires remain a leading cause of wildfires.  With an abundance of dry fuel, it is extremely important to never leave a campfire unattended and to ensure it is completely extinguished before you retire for the night or leave your day site or campsite.  Major wildfires have been caused by abandoned or improperly extinguished campfires in the CFA in the fall months.

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PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE*

Since March 1, there have been 1,268 wildfires which have burned 52,935 hectares in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province, please visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca

*As of 10 am, October 12, 2021 (provincial reports are now issued weekly unless conditions warrant a daily update)


Unless conditions change, you can expect your next update by October 22, 2021.

MORE INFORMATION:

Calgary Forest Area Information Officer
403-818-0938
io.calgary@gov.ab.ca


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