Today's wildfire danger in the forest is Low. Temperatures are well below normal but are expected to recover later in the week bringing thunderstorms to our area. Stay current on Alberta's Fire Ban status by checking albertafirebans.ca
An intense low pressure system is centred near Edmonton this morning and continues to pump extensive precipitation into central and northern Alberta. The low is forecast to drift eastward this afternoon however the main band of precipitation will continue to push north towards the NWT border.
Fort Chipewyan - today's high 8 C with rain, winds NE15. Fort McMurray - today's high 11 C with rain, winds NE15/SW10.
WILDFIRE SITUATION June 5, 2018
There are currently 22 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 3 are being held, 14 are under control and 5 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
Make sure it's out! A campfire left smoldering can cause a wildfire. Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it's out. Soak it with water, stir up the ashes and soak it again. A campfire is out when the ashes are cool to the touch.
OHV safety tips can be found here.
If you spot a wildfire, call 310-FIRE!
For more information:
Outside the Urban Service Area contact: Agriculture and Forestry at 780-743-7125
Lynn Daina, Wildfire Information Officer 780-743-7265