PRESCRIBED FIRE - WILLOW CREEK, AB
As part of a long-term prescribed fire plan for the area, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be conducting test burns in Willow Creek October 21-25 as conditions permit. The 2.5 hectare burn site is located north of highway 532. Some smoke may be visible, however crews will suspend buring if it becomes an issue.
HAZARD REDUCTION BURNING - MORLEY & EDEN VALLEY, AB
In partnership with the Stoney Nakoda Fire Department, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry will be conducting hazard reduction burns on the Stoney and Eden Valley Reserves this fall. 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.
DEBRIS PILE BURNING - FRANK, AB
Conditions are now favourable for burning debris piles near Frank from FireSmart work conducted in the spring. Over the next few weeks, wildland firefighting crews will be burning piles on the west side of the Frank Interpretive Centre, approximately 1.5 kilometers north of Highway 3.
Although smoke will be visible, it is expected to disperse and move away from nearby communities. If smoke becomes an issue, crews will suspend burning.
The spring 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.
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.
PROVINCIAL SUMMARY (WEEKLY) - 21 OCTOBER 2016
- In the Forest Protection Area of Alberta there are currently 4 wildfires: all are Under Control.
- Since April 1, Alberta has recorded 1331 wildfires that have burned a total of 611,465 hectares.
Wildfire Information Officer