High Level Area Update

High Level Forest Area - April 1, 2021

Posted on Thu, Apr 01, 2021

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Wildfire season started March 1, 2021. Permits are now needed for all burning in the Forest Protection Area. 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. 


FIRE PERMITS

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.

WINTER BURNING

If you have conducted any winter burning, please go back and revisit your burn sites to ensure all fires 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.

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.


Victoria Ostendorf | Wildfire Information Officer

High Level Forest Area

780-841-9387

victoria.ostendorf@gov.ab.ca


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