JUNE 16 - FRANK, AB
Conditions are now favourable for burning debris piles from previously conducted FireSmart work near Frank. Over the next few weeks, wildland firefighting crews will be burning small piles on the west side of the Frank Interpretive Centre, approximately 1.5 kilometers north of Highway 3.
Although smoke may be visible, it is expected to disperse and move away from nearby communities. If smoke becomes an issue, crews will suspend burning.
The FireSmart work completed near Frank involved thinning and pruning trees to help reduce the fuel load, thereby reducing the risk of large-scale, intense wildfires near the community.
FIRESMART PROJECT WORK
JUNE 21 - COLEMAN, AB
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be continuing with FireSmart work in the Coleman area, north of Highway 3. Wildland firefighting crews will be cutting and piling dead and down, diseased or dangerous trees, as well as conducting some pruning and thinning work. This FireSmart project will help reduce the fuel load, thereby reducing the risk of large-scale, intense wildfires near the community. Work will continue as long as conditions permit.
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.
NEW REGULATIONS FOR THE FOREST PROTECTION AREA
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has announced changes to the Forest Prairie and Protection Act and Regulations. The changes are in support of the government commitment to protect Albertans and their communities from the threat of wildfire. Full details on the changes can be found here.
PROVINCIAL SUMMARY - 28 JUNE 2017
- Alberta currently has 12 wildfires: 1 wildfire is out of control, 3 are being held, 2 are under control and 6 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
- Since March 1, Alberta has recorded 601 wildfires that have burned a total of 2,807.95 hectares.
Wildfire Information Officer