Slave Lake Area Update

Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update September 7th

Posted on Fri, Sep 07, 2018


The wildfire danger is LOW to MODERATE for the Slave Lake Forest Area.

Wildfire Update September 7th 4:00 pm 

There was one new wildfire today. It was quickly contained and has been turned over to the landower to be extinguished.
Since March 1st, in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 161 wildfires which have burned 6,894.5 hectares.  

To view a map of wildfires in Alberta, please visit

Click here to view the daily wildfire report for Alberta.



Cool temperatures and rain are in the forecast for the next several days.

Fire Bans

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 or download the free Alberta Fire Bans App for Apple or Android devices.

Fire permits 

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.

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

Slave Lake/Red Earth/Trout/Peerless/Loon 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

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.

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Wildfire updates are sent out weekly when the wildfire danger is LOW to MODERATE and daily when HIGH to EXTREME.
Unless conditions change, you can expect your next wildfire update on September 14th , 2018.
If you have any questions please contact


Leah Lovequist

Wildfire Information Officer

Mobile: 780-849-0945


Keep up to date on the wildfire situation by subscribing to the Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update or download the free Alberta Wildfire app for Apple or Android devices.

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