The Fort McMurray Forest Area fire danger is LOW.
Caution is recommended when hunting, riding Off-Highway Vehicles (OHVs) or otherwise recreating in the forest. Please supervise and extinguish all fires completely and call 310-FIRE to report wildfires.
WIldfire prevention tips:
- Clear debris from hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle.
- Ensure your campfire is out - Soak it, Stir it, Soak it Again.
Click here to view today's wildfire danger forecast map.
Wildfire Situation Reports
Since March 1, 2017 there have been 91 fires in the Fort McMurray Forest Area. 67 were caused by lightning, 24 were human caused. All have been extinguished.
Provincially, there are currently 14 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 11 are under control and 3 have been turned over to the responsible parties. Since March 1, Alberta has recorded 1,199 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 47,417.57 hectares.
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Forest and Prairie Protection Act | Legislative and Regulatory Changes
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry has made changes to the Forest Prairie and Protection Act and Regulations. The changes are in support of the government commitment to protect Albertans and their communities from the threat of wildfire. Full details on the changes can be found here.
Inside the Urban Service Area contact: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 780-792-5519
Outside the Urban Service Area contact: Agriculture and Forestry at 780-743-7125
Fort McMurray Wildfire Information Officer