Recent temperatures, higher humidity values, and stable conditions have the fire danger in the Fort McMurray forest area at high. The next update will be Monday, August 20.
For smoke forecasts check firesmoke.ca, and for related health concerns, please call 811 or visit Alberta Health Services.
WILDFIRE SITUATION - August 17, 2018
August 17 at 10 am
There are currently 16 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Four are being held, 8 are under control, and 4 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1,129 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 52,289.29 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:
Outside the Urban Service Area: Agriculture and Forestry - 780-743-7125
Unless the wildfire situation changes you can expect your next update on Friday, August 10.
Wildfire Information Officer - 780-743-7265