Fort McMurray Area Update

Fort McMurray Area Update - October 30

Posted on Tue, Oct 17, 2017

GFX-HSB-WildfireDangerUpdate-Low.jpgThe 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:

Click here to view today's wildfire danger forecast map.

Wildfire Situation Reports

Since March 1, 2017 there have been 92 fires in the Fort McMurray Forest Area. 67 were caused by lightning, 25 were human caused. All have been extinguished.

There are currently 17 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 15 are under control and 2 have been turned over to the responsible parties. More information.

Stay current on Alberta's wildfire situation, download the Alberta Wildfire mobile app for Android or Apple  products. You can also join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Check out the latest blog posts for Alberta Wildfire.

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 

Lynn Daina

Fort McMurray Wildfire Information Officer

mobile: 780-799-9253 

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