Edson Area Update

Fire advisory lifted. Wildfire Hazard LOW - May 24, 2017

Posted on Wed, May 24, 2017

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WILDFIRE HAZARD

The wildfire hazard drops to LOW for the Edson Forest Area (EFA) section of the Forest Protection Area (FPA).

The fire advisory for the EFA has been lifted and fire permits are being issued again. Remember that you need a permit for any burning other than a campfire.

Visit albertafirebans.ca to stay current.

Our firefighters responded to two wildfires last evening as the weather system passed through the
Edson Forest Area (EFA). Both of these wildfires are under control. 

WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS

Please do your part to prevent wildfires. Make sure your campfire is out and when riding your off highway vehicle stop frequently to remove the build up of debris around the machine's hot spots.

A campfire left smouldering can cause a wildfire. Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it's out. Soak it, Stir it, and Soak it Again!

Did you know that your off-highway vehicle can start a wildfire? Check your off-highway vehicle frequently for any smouldering debris. Grass, muskeg, moss or other debris can drop to the ground as you're riding and spark a wildfire. Remember to ride debris free.

Call 310-FIRE (3473) to report a wildfire.

NEW PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF CAMPFIRES

As of March 1, 2017 leaving a campfire unattended will result in a fine of $287 under the Forest Prairie and Protection Act.

PROVINCIAL SUMMARY - 10:00 a.m. MAY 23, 2019

  • There are currently 10 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.
  • Six are under control and four have been turned over to the responsible parties.
  • Since March 1, 2017 there have been 332 wildfires in the Forest Protection of Alberta that have burned a total of 764.26 hectares.

BURN IT WITH A PERMIT

It's wildfire season which means fire permits are now required for burning within the Forest Protection Area (excluding campfires). To obtain a free permit, visit firepermits.alberta.ca or call toll free 310-0000.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Joan Simonton - Area Information Coordinator

Edson Forest Area
mobile (780) 712-5846
joan.simonton@gov.ab.ca

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