The wildfire danger in the Slave Lake Forest Area is LOW.
Fire permits are required for any type of burning in the Forest Protection Area. A campfire for cooking or warming does not require a fire permit. Fire permit holders must follow the conditions on the fire permit.
Unless conditions change, you can expect your next wildfire update on July 27th, 2018. If you have any questions please call Wildfire Information Officer Leah Lovequist 780-849-0945.
Wildfire Update 4:00 pm July 20th
There was one new wildfire yesterday. It was a holdover wildfire caused by the lightning from Wednesday. Firefighters quickly contained and extinguished it.
Since March 1st, in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 118 wildfires which have burned 6,534.44 hectares.
Slave Lake Wildfire number 94 located 23 kilometres east of Chipewyan Lake is being held. Being held means the wildfire is not expected to grow based on the current weather and the firefighting efforts being applied. An aerial infrared scan was conducted on this wildfire and firefighters have extinguished the smouldering ground fires. The wildfire is on patrol status and a second aerial infrared scan will be conducted when weather conditions improve.
To view the locations of wildfires in Alberta visit www.wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
Click here to view the daily wildfire report for Alberta.
Cooler temperatures and widespread rain are expected over the weekend.
Currently there are no fire bans/restrictions or advisories in the Slave Lake Forest Area. For up to date information on Fire bans in Alberta visit www.albertafirebans.ca or download the free Alberta Fire Bans App for Apple or Android devices.
Fire permits are required for any burning in the Forest Protection Area. A campfire for cooking or warming does not require a fire permit. To request a free fire permit contact your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Office.
Slave Lake/Red Earth/Trout/Peerless/Loon 780-849-7377
High Prairie 780-523-6619
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 fire permit you help keep our firefighters free to fight real wildfires instead of responding to the smoke in your backyard.
Ride debris free.
An off-highway vehicle exhaust can reach temperatures of over 200 degrees Celsius. That means it won't take long for that wet and muddy debris to dry up, start smouldering and fall to the ground as you drive away. You can help prevent a wildfire by stopping frequently to remove any build-up of debris from the hot spots on your machine.
Make sure it's out.
A campfire left smoldering can cause a wildfire. Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it's out. Soak it with water, stir up the ashes and soak it again. A campfire is out when the ashes are cool to the touch.
Wildfire Information Officer