Fort McMurray Area Update

Wildfire Danger High

Posted on Sun, Jun 10, 2018


Today's wildfire danger in the forest is High. 


Cooler and wet conditions are forecast for until Thursday.

Fort Chipewyan - today's high 18 C, possible rain and thunder showers, winds NW25G40. 

Fort McMurray - today's high 18 C, possible rain and thunder showers, winds SE15/NW25G45.


Fort McMurray Forest Area Situation
Since March 1, 2018 there have been 25 wildfires that have burned approximately 2,374.48 hectares.23 have been extinguished, 2 are Under Control.
MWF-016-18, Otter Lake Fire, discovered May 26, is 2,320 hectares and is Under Control. It's located 17 kilometres northeast of Firebag compound and is in the demobilization stage.
Provincial Situation

There are currently 18 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 2 are being held, 13 are under control and 3 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 on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta

For more information: 

Inside the Urban Service Area contactRegional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 780-792-5519

Outside the Urban Service Area contact: Agriculture and Forestry at 780-743-7125  

Lynn Daina, Wildfire Information Officer 780-743-7265

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