High Level Area Update

High Level Forest Area Update - February 11, 2021

Posted on Thu, Feb 11, 2021

42 Dec 10 Smoke Inversion

Wildfire season starts March 1, 2021. Please remember safe burning practices are always in season. Do your part to prevent spring wildfires. If you have burned debris over the winter months please revisit all burn sites and ensure they are extinguished. 


WINTER BURNING

Following safe burning practices during this period will help prevent holdover fires that can start spring wildfires. Be sure to always check all fall and winter burn sites to ensure that the fire is out. Walk the burn area and roll over any debris to check for hot spots.

Here are a few things to consider when burning this winter:

  • Have proper smoke signage along roadways. Signs are available at La Prairie Group (780-926-3208) or Mackenzie County (780-927-3718).

  • Building clean piles helps them burn faster, reducing smoke impacts to the community.

  • Ensure that you have the proper tools with you at any burn site.

  • As with any burning, do not attempt to burn more than you can control.

  • Frequently check your burns, especially in the spring.  A smoldering fire can burrow under the ground and re-surface months later. 

  • If you have any questions about proper burning procedures, visit wildfire.alberta.ca or phone 310-0000.

You can refer to the Brush Piles and Windrows Pamphlet for more information and safe burning practices.

 


STAY INFORMED

For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit www.wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.

Stay tuned to www.albertafirebans.ca throughout the wildfire season for more information about fire bans and restrictions in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.

Victoria Ostendorf | Wildfire Information Officer

High Level Forest Area

780-841-9387

victoria.ostendorf@gov.ab.ca

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