Edson Area Update

Edson Forest Area Update - March 3, 2017

Posted on Fri, Mar 03, 2017


Wildfire Update

There are no fires in the EFA. The wildfire hazard is LOW in the Edson Forest Area (EFA)

Before you burn it, get a permit

Wildfire season began on March 1. Fire permits are now required for any burning within the Forest Protection Area (excluding campfires). To obtain a permit, visit firepermits.alberta.ca, or call toll free 310-0000.

By getting a fire permit you help keep our firefighters free to fight wildfires instead of responding to the smoke from your brush pile or burn barrel.


Continue to check your winter burn piles to ensure they are extinguished. A fire left smoldering can continue to burn under the snow and emerge as a wildfire in the spirng when conditions are warm and dry.



  • November 1 to February 28, Alberta has recorded 22 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 103.04 hectares.
  • Since March 1, there has been no new wildfires in the Forest Protection of Alberta.
  • There are currently two carryover wildfires from the previous wildfire season in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Both wildfires are under control.

To report a wildfire, call 310-FIRE (3473).

Wildfire Information:
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Joan Simonton - Area Information Coordinator
Edson Forest Area
mobile (780) 712-5846





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