Edson Area Update

Edson Forest Area Wildfire Update - July 20, 2018

Posted on Fri, Jul 20, 2018


Heavy precipitation will keep the wildfire danger LOW in the Edson Forest Area.  We ask that the public always use caution when burning. 

Remember, if you're within the Forest Protection Area, you'll require a permit for all burning with the exception of a campfire.  For permit information, Click Here.  

If you see smoke in the forest, report it by calling 310-FIRE (3473).

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The Fire Ban System

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry uses a five level colour-coded system for putting on fire bans in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.  The system outlines permitted and prohibited activities related to conditions and the hazard level.

Information on fire bans, restrictions or advisories can be found at AlbertaFireBans.ca or by calling toll-free at 1-866-FYI-FIRE.

You can also download the new Alberta fire ban app. Available for Android and Apple devices, to make planning your next outdoor adventure a breeze! 


Edson Forest Area:

There is currently 1 wildfire (EWF077 - UC) in the EFA. Since March 1, 2018 there have been 92 wildfires in the EFA that have burned approximately 1,302 hectares in total.

Provincial Stats:

  • There are currently 14 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.  3 are being held, 7 are under control and 4 have been turned over to the responsible parties.

  • Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 957 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 45,918 hectares.

  • Agriculture and Forestry has the following resources deployed on wildfires or pre-positioned across the province ready to action new wildfires: 472 firefighters, 31 helicopters, heavy equipment and 8 airtankers

For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca

The Quigley Creek Wildfire (EWF-077) - Classified as Under Control at 1,274 hectares in size. 

The fire is currently Under Control, meaning the wildfire is completely contained and will be extinguished.

Crews are still working on the fire to date.  The fire will be monitored for hotspots until it's classified as extinguished.


Albertans are always asked to use caution when out working or enjoying the forest within the Forest Protection Area. Please remember to:


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 For more information, contact:

Caroline Charbonneau
Wildfire Information Officer


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