Calgary Area Update

CWMA Update- June 29

Posted on Mon, Jun 29, 2015

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FIRE ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 532

Due to persisting high temperatures and dry conditions, a Fire Advisory remains in effect for the southern part of the CWMA.      

  • All fire permits are suspended and no new fire permits will be issued until further notice.
  • Safe Campfires are permitted in campgrounds and back country or random camping areas.

Which locations are affected? 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CHECK ALBERTAFIREBANS.CA OR CALL 1-866-FYI-FIRE

 

PROVINCIAL SUMMARY (29 JUNE 15)

The wildfire hazard in the northern part of the province is Very High to Extreme, as a result firefighters and equipment from all parts of the province are being exported to assist.

There are currently 125 fires burning in Alberta; 37 are Out of Control, 24 are Being Held, 64 are Under Control, and 1 has been turned over to the responsible party.

Since April 1, Alberta has recorded 1160 wildfires that have burned 132,839.76 hectares.

AAF currently has:

  • 1241 firefighters, 150 helicopters and 18 airtankers pre-positioned or actioning wildfires in the province
  • airtankers imported from Quebec

AAF currently has exported: 

  • 24 firefighters and 6 aircraft to assist with wildfires outside of the province.

TIP: Bookmark the CWMA wildfire blog and check for updates anytime. Or, download our app, available for Apple and Android devices.

CURRENT WILDFIRES  CURRENT FIREBANS  WEATHER  FOLLOW US 

Wildfire Information Officer 
Hailey Stapleton
403-863-8184
hailey.stapleton@gov.ab.ca
 
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