With warm, sunny and windy days ahead the Wildfire Hazard continues to rise. Be sure to prevent wildfires.
Prescribed fire operations were successful on Wednesday April 13th at the Ravenbrood Trout Station. Trained firefighters burned one hectare of grass and willow to increase biodiversity and forage for wildlife while reducing the risk of unexpected wildfire.
- In the past 24 hours there have been four new wildfires. One is under control, one has been turned over to the responsible party, and two have been extinguished.
- Alberta currently has eight wildfires. Four are under control and four have been turned over to the responsible party.
- Since April 1, 2016, Alberta has recorded 99 wildfires that have burned a total of 132.32 hectares.
- Agriculture and Forestry has the following resources pre-positioned across the province ready to fight new wildfires:
- 298 firefighters, seven helicopters, three water trucks and one airtanker group.
The are Fire Advisories, Restrictions and Ban throughout most of southern Alberta.
Keep informed: Albertafirebans.ca
Barry A. Shellian RPFT
Area Information Coordinator
Rocky Forest Area
Department of Agriculture and Forestry
May the forest be with you