The wildfire danger remains to HIGH for the Slave Lake Forest Area.
Although we had a good amount rain across the province last week, it doesn’t take long for the fine fire fuels such as grass , twigs, leaves to dry up with the extremely warm weather we are seeing. At this time there is no rain expected in the very near future thus the wildfire danger will continue to climb.
Wildfire Situation Update 1:00 pm June 20th
There have been no new wildfires since June 14th. Since March 1st in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 63 wildfires which have burned 137.78 hectares.
To view the locations of wildfires in Alberta visit www.wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
Fire permits are required
Fire permits are required for any burning in the Forest Protection Area. A campfire 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.
Do your part to prevent wildfires
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