High Level Area Update

Wildfire Update - High Level Forest Area - July 18, 2018

Posted on Wed, Jul 18, 2018

GFX-HSB-WildfireDangerUpdate-Low.jpgThe wildfire danger rating for the High Level Forest Area is LOW.
Please continue to use caution when in the forested areas.
To report wildfires call, 310-FIRE(3473).

Wildfire Situation Report | July 18 - 11:30am

The High Level Forest Area currently has 8 wildfires. Of these fires, 2 are being held and 6 are under control. No communities or structures are at risk at this time.

Since the start of wildfire season (March 1st), there have been 171 wildfires in the High Level Forest Area, burning a total of 13,746.20 hectares.

Smoke Warning - Zama

There are wildfires burning in the northwest corner of the province that are putting up smoke plumes and can be seen from Zama. The closest wildfire is approximately 60 km northwest of Zama, however there are no threats to communities or structures at this time.

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

Fire Permits

As of March 1, 2018 any burning other than a small cooking or warming fire within the Forest Protection Area requires a fire permit. If you're within the High Level Forest Area and wish to obtain your free fire permit, please call 780-926-5407. Please have your home location, burn location, daytime phone number and what you plan to burn available.


 Alberta Fire Bans Mobile App

Download the new Alberta fire ban app, available for Android and Apple devices, to make planning your next outdoor adventure a breeze!

Features include:

  • Push notification settings for specific geographic areas.
  • Three distinct categories - fire bans, fire restrictions and fire advisories.
  • Up-to-date data sourced directly from provincial fire authorities.
  • Provides data from last time opened even without data or WiFi.

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Wildfire Information Officer

Mobile: 780-420-1968

Email: wildfireinfo@gov.ab.ca

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