The wildfire danger for the High Level Forest Area has climbed to Very High. Due to warmer temperatures, gusty winds and no significant rainfall in the forecast. A Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction is now in effect. Please use caution in the forested areas. To report a wildfire please call 310-FIRE.
WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 16, 2019 AT 6:30 PM
There are four wildfires in the High Level Forest Area. Of these fires; one are classified as Being Held (BH) and three are Under Control (UC). Being Held (BH), means given current weather conditions and resources, the wildfire is not anticipated to grow past expected boundaries. Firefighters along with air support from helicopters are working on these fires. There is no threat to any communities.
Wildfires of note:
- Fire HWF042, is located 26km south of the Town of High Level. This fire is classified as Being Held (BH) at 271 hectares.
To see a map of all fire locations and statuses within the High Level Fores Area please click here.
FIRE BAN AND OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RESTRICTION IN EFFECT
As of 6:00 p.m. on May 16, 2019, a Fire Ban and Off-Highway Vehicle Restriction is in effect for the High Level Forest Area. Due to warmer temperatures, gusty winds and no significant rain in the forecast. The ban and restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve. All fire permits are suspended and no new fire permits will be issued.
- All open fires including campfires in campgrounds, backcountry and random camping areas and backyard fire pits.
- Charcoal briquettes, turkey fryers and tiki torches.
- Fireworks and exploding targets.
- The use of off-highway vehicles for recreational use on all public lands.
- Portable propane fire pits that are CSA approved or UL certified.
- Gas or propane stoves and barbecues that are CSA approved or UL certified and are designed for cooking or heating.
- Catalytic or infrared-style heaters.
Visit albertafirebans.ca for more information or download the new Alberta Fire Bans mobile app.
ALBERTA FIRE BANS NEW MOBILE APP
Download the new Alberta fire ban app, available for Android and Apple devices, to make planning your next outdoor adventure a breeze!
- Push notification settings for specific geographic areas.
- Three distinct categories - fire bans, restrictions and advisories.
- Up-to-date data sourced directly from provincial fire authorities.
- Provides data from last time opened even without data or WiFi.
Wildfire Information Officer
High Level Forest Area