Edson Area Update

Edson Forest Area - Wildfire Update - June 6, 2019

Posted on Thu, Jun 06, 2019

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The wildfire danger in the Edson Forest Area is now LOW.  Visit AlbertaFireBans.ca to stay informed.  If you see smoke or flame in the forest, call 310-FIRE.

EDSON FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | June 6, 2019

The Edson Forest Area (EFA) currently has 1 active wildfire. EWF043, which is located 40 km south east of Edson is classified as Under Control. 

Wildfire EWF033, which was located near Marlboro is Extinguished as of June 6th. 

Since March 1, 2019, there have been 45 wildfires in the EFA which has burnt approximately 263.84 ha.


EWF043 WILDFIRE UPDATE | June 6, 2019

Wildfire EWF043 which is located approximately 40 km south east of Edson and 29 km west of Cynthia remains Under Control.

Even though the fire received 21mm of rain in the past 24 hours, the fire will remain on patrol status.  This means that firefighters will monitor the fire perimeter for smoke or hotspots and may conduct aerial heat scanning via drone, helicopter or fixed wing plane, to locate smoldering ground fires.  Patrols will continue until they are certain that the fire is completely extinguished.

To view the provincial wildfire map, visit our website by clicking here.

2019 EU01 Battle Complex In Nodwell

A Unit Crew based in the Edson Forest Area assists one of the large fires burning in Northern Alberta.


FIRE BAN & OHV RESTRICTION LIFTED  

The fire ban and OHV restriction within the Edson Fores Area has been lifted as of June 4th, 2019 (4:00 p.m).  We ask that you visit albertafirebans.ca to stay informed as some parts of Alberta remain under a fire ban and OHV restriction.

If you are heading to the outdoors and plan on having a campfire, we ask that you build your campfire in a safe location, out of the wind and away from dry grass and debris.  Keep a shovel and a pail of water nearby in case your fire gets away.  Most importantly, never leave your campfire unattended and if you see smoke or flame in the forest, report it to 310-FIRE (3473).


IF YOU PLAN TO BURN IT, GET YOUR PERMIT

If you plan on burning within the Forest Protection Area, with the exception of a cooking or heating fire, please contact your local Forestry Office to request a fire permit.  You can click here for a listing of Forestry Offices near you.


PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE | June 6, 2019

There are currently 22 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 7 are out of control, 3 are being held, 7 are under control and 5 have been turned over to the responsible parties.

Since March 1, 2019, Alberta has recorded 555 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned a total of 672,229.48 hectares.

Fire Danger Rating: Moderate to high except low in the northeastern slopes.

Agriculture and Forestry has the following resources deployed on wildfires or pre-positioned across the province ready to action new wildfires: 2,314 firefighters and support staff, 154 helicopters, 28 airtankers and 235 pieces of heavy equipment.

Agriculture and Forestry is currently being supported by imported resources from the following provinces and agencies:  British Columbia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Northwest Territories, Newfoundland, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, CIFFC, Parks Canada and the United States.

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


 WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS

Albertans are always asked to use caution when out working or enjoying the forest.

 ALBERTA WILDFIRE INFORMATION

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For more information, contact:
Caroline Charbonneau
Wildfire Information Officer
Edson Forest Area
(C): 780.740.1341
(E): caroline.charbonneau@gov.ab.ca
 
 

 

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