Calgary Area Update

Calgary Forest Area Wildfire Update - July 19, 2018

Posted on Mon, Jul 16, 2018

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FIRE ADVISORY (16 JULY)

Due to forecasted hot and dry weather conditions, a Fire Advisory is now effect for the Calgary Forest Area (CFA) section of the Forest Protection Area (FPA):

  • Existing Fire Permits are suspended
  • No new fire permits will be issued
  • Safe campfires are allowed

Off-Highway vehicles can start wildfires - check frequently to ensure hotspots are free of debris, and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.

The Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.


PROVINCIAL STATS (19 JULY)

  • There are currently 14 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Albertaare Being Held (BH), 7 are Under Control (UC), and 4 wildfires have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 957 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 45,918.45 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 
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