Slave Lake Area Update

Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 17

Posted on Mon, Aug 17, 2020


Wildfire danger 

The wildfire danger is MODERATE in the Slave Lake Forest Area. Temperatures are expected to remain high for the next few days and there is a strong possibility of lightning. Call 310-FIRE if you see smoke or a wildfire in the Forest Protection Area.

Wildfire Update August 17, 2020

Since March 1 in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 51 wildfires which have burned a total of 268.31 hectares. 

For information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit

Fire permit

In the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, a fire permit is required for all types of burning, except for a cooking or warming fire. 

To request your free fire permit call your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Office.

Slave Lake/Red Earth/Peerless/Trout 780-849-7377

Wabasca 780-891-3860

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.

Prevent wildfires

Albertans are always asked to use caution when working or recreating in the outdoors:  

Firefighters thank you for doing your part to prevent wildfires. 

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Unless conditions change you can expect your next wildfire update on August 19th.

If you have any questions please contact:

Leah Lovequist

Wildfire Information Officer




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