High Level Area Update

High Level Forest Area - July 29, 2021

Posted on Thu, Jul 29, 2021

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The fire danger is Moderate for the High Level Forest Area. Please remember to stay safe and always put out your fire. To report a wildfire call 310-FIRE(3473).

HIGH LEVEL FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | JULY 29, 2021 AT 11:00 AM

There are three active wildfires in the High Level Forest Area. All three fires are Under Control (UC). Since March 1st there have been 61 wildfires in the High Level Forest Area burning a total of 2, 880 hectares. 

For a map of all fire locations in the High Level Forest Area and the province please check out the wildfire status map on the wildfire.alberta.ca website. To report a wildfire please call, 310-FIRE(3473). 

PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE | JULY 29, 2021

Since March 1, 2021 there has been a total of 959 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 47,587 hectares. 

SMOKE ISSUES

There is smoke drifting into the High Level Forest Area, the forest area from wildfires burning in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. If you have smoke related health issues please talk to your doctor or call Alberta Health Link at 811. To see a smoke forecast map please click here.

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FIRE PERMITS

With the forecasted hot and dry weather please ensure you are taking extra care when burning. Always burn responsibly, follow the guidelines of your permit and monitor your burn site. 

From March 1st until October 31st, fire permits are required for any burning, except campfires, in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. To request your free fire permit call the High Level Forest Area permit line at 780-926-5407. Leave a message with your home location, burn location, what you plan to burn and our patrolmen will get back to you. 

Fire permits help us to track what is burning on the landscape. If you're burning without a fire permit or outside fire permit conditions, your fire is considered a wildfire. By getting a permit you help keep our firefighters free to fight wildfire.


NEW ALBERTA WILDFIRE MOBILE APP

Did you know Alberta Wildfire just launched a brand new app to keep you up-to-date with the wildfire situation in the province?

Download the new app today and get access to accurate, real-time information on wildfires in your area. You can also find information on fire advisories, restrictions and bans across the province and much more. Available for Apple and Android.

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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.


For more information, please contact:

Victoria Ostendorf | Wildfire Information Officer

Mobile: 780-841-9387

Email: victoria.ostendorf@gov.ab.ca


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