The wildfire danger is MODERATE in the Slave Lake Forest Area.
Cooler temperatures and rain are in the forecast for the next few days.
Wildfire Update August 19, 2020
The lightning from last night's storm ignited eight new wildfires. At this time, one is under control, three are being held and four have been extinguished.
Since March 1 in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 59 wildfires which have burned a total of 268.52 hectares.
For information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.
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
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.
- Get a permit if you're within the Forest Protection Area and you plan on burning with the exception of a campfire. For permit information, click here.
- Clear debris from hot spots on your off-highway vehicle.
- Ensure your campfire is out - Soak it, stir it, soak it again.
- Visit the albertafirebans.ca website or download the app to stay informed.
- If you spot a wildfire report it by calling 310-FIRE.
Firefighters thank you for doing your part to prevent wildfires.
Unless conditions change you can expect your next wildfire update on August 26th.
If you have any questions please contact:
Wildfire Information Officer
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
- Emergency Preparation