Calgary Area Update

CALGARY FOREST AREA UPDATE - MARCH 17, 2017

Posted on Wed, Feb 22, 2017

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There are no fires in the Calgary Forest Area.

Wildfire season began on March 1. Fire permits are now required for any burning within the Forest Protection Area (excluding campfires). To obtain a permit, visit firepermits.alberta.ca, or call toll free 310-0000.

PROVINCIAL SUMMARY (March 17)

  • November 1 to February 28, Alberta has recorded 22 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 103.04 hectares.
  • Since March 1, there has been 1 new wildfires in the Forest Protection of Alberta.
  • There are currently 2 carryover wildfires from the previous wildfire season in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Both wildfires are under control.

 

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The following prescribed fire is scheduled within the Calgary Forest Area (CFA) section of the Forest Protection Area (FPA):

HAZARD REDUCTION BURNING - MORLEY, AB

In partnership with the Stoney Nakoda Fire Department, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be conducting hazard reduction burns on the Stoney Reserve this spring. Wildland firefighting crews will be burning small sections of cured grass as conditions permit. Although some smoke may be visible, it is expected to disperse. If smoke becomes an issue, crews will suspend burning.

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Wildfire Information Officer 
IO.Calgary@gov.ab.ca

 

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