Wildfire Danger June 12th
The wildfire danger is LOW for the entire Slave Lake Forest Area.
Today, 31 Wildland Firefighters are assisting with flood operations in the Slave Lake Area.
For up-to-date information regarding road closures visit www.511.alberta.ca
The forecast for today is calling for a temperature of 9-12 degrees Celsius and winds from the west/northwest 40 kilometres per hour gusting up to 70.
For Wednesday the forecast is calling for lighter amounts of rain and diminished winds.
Wildfire Situation Update 12:00 pm June 12th
There have been no new wildfires since June 9th. Since March 1st in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 62 wildfires which have burned 145.67 hectares.
Slave Lake Wildfire Number 53 located approximately 17 kilometers southwest of Loon Lake and 28 kilometers east of Little Buffalo, on highway 986 has been extinguished.
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