PROVINCIAL STATS (16 MAY)
- There are currently 22 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta: 3 are Being Held (BH), 9 are Under Control (UC), and 10 wildfires have been turned over to the responsible parties. There are 2 wildfires classified as under control - actioned prior to the current wildfire season and still being monitored.
- Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 290 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 1,261.42 hectares.
NEW FIRE BANS APP AVAILABLE
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.
STIMSON CREEK - MAY 15-18
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is conducting hazard reduction burns west of Highway 22 near Chain Lakes. Wildland firefighting crews will be burning cured grass as conditions permit. This work is a continuation of the research burn study commenced in the fall of 2016. Although some smoke may be visible from Highway 532, it is expected to disperse. If smoke becomes an issue, crews will suspend burning.
Calgary Wildfire Information Officer