High Level Area Update

High Level Forest Area Wildfire Update | February 28, 2020

Posted on Fri, Feb 28, 2020

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WILDFIRE SEASON STARTS MARCH 1ST

Starting March 1st fire permits are required for any type of burning in the Forest Protection Area. A fire permit is not required for a cooking or warming fire.

To request your fire permit call 780-926-5407. If any landowners still have smouldering winter burn sites please call for a permit. 

REVISIT WINTER BURN SITES

Agriculture and Forestry is encouraging all landowners to go back and check their winter burns.

Fires lit in the winter can smoulder under the snow and emerge as a wildfire in the spring when conditions are warm and dry. Do your part to prevent wildfires by ensuring your winter burn piles are extinguished.

When checking your winter burns, spread around any remaining debris so you can probe the area for hotspots. Use your bare hand to feel for heat over the ash piles.

If you see smoke or feel heat, the fire is still burning. Douse any remaining hotspots with water and stir up the ashes. A fire is not out until there is absolutely no heat emanating from the ashes.

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HIGH LEVEL FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | FEBRUARY 28, 2020

There are currently 2 active wildfires in the High Level Area all of which are Under Control (UC). Click here for a map of all fire locations and their status within the High Level Forest Area. 

Although the Chuckegg Creek wildfire is listed as Under Control (UC), this doesn't mean the operation is over. Firefighters have been monitoring the fire and are working to identify and extinguish hotspots and areas of ground fire within the fire perimeter.


Victoria Ostendorf | Wildfire Information Officer 

High Level Forest Area

Phone: 780-841-9387

1-866-FYI-FIRE

victoria.ostendorf@gov.ab.ca


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