Fort McMurray Area Update

Wildfire Danger is Variable

Posted on Mon, Jul 09, 2018


Cool and damp conditions remain for the Fort McMurray Forest Area, bringing the wildfire danger rating to Low.



Currently there are three wildfires in the Fort McMurray Forest Area. All three are under control at this time.
Since March 1, 2018 there have been 78 wildfires that have burned approximately 2,650 hectares.

Provincial Situation - July 13 (as of 4:00pm)

There are currently 23 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 3 are being held, 15 are under control and 5 have been turned over to the responsible parties.

Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 924 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of approximately 45,144 hectares.

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: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo - 780-792-5519

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

Wildfire Information Officer - 780-420-1968

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