Calgary Area Update

Calgary Forest Area Wildfire Update November 1, 2021

Posted on Tue, Nov 02, 2021

End of wildfire season

WILDFIRE SEASON OFFICIALLY OVER

As of November 1, the 2021 wildfire season is officially over and fire permits are no longer required in the Calgary Forest Area. If you plan on doing burning over the winter months, you are still responsible for the safe execution, maintenance and extinguishment of your burning projects. Please monitor weather conditions closely and ensure you have sufficient firefighting equipment on hand.


WILDFIRES IN THE CFA

Heading into the off season, there are no active wildfires in the CFA.


CAMPFIRES IN THE FALL

Throughout the fall, the CFA tends to see abandoned campfires remain a leading cause of wildfires and this has certainly been the case again this year.  With an abundance of dry fuel, it is extremely important to never leave a campfire unattended and to ensure it is completely extinguished before you retire for the night or leave your day site or campsite.  Abandoned campfires remain a major concern for us at this time of year.

Hunting Campfire

PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE*

Since March 1, there have been 1,306 wildfires which have burned 52,954 hectares in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province, please visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca

*As of 10 am, November 1, 2021


HAVE A SAFE WINTER

Updates will only be posted and distributed over the winter months if warranted. The 2022 wildfire season will begin March 1, 2022 and you can expect regular updates to resume then.

MORE INFORMATION:

Calgary Forest Area Information Officer
403-818-0938
io.calgary@gov.ab.ca


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