If you have conducted burning this winter, go back and make sure they are extinguished. A fire left smouldering could re-emerge as a wildfire in the spring when conditions are warm and dry.
When checking your winter burns, spread around any remaining debris so you can probe the area for hotspots. Use your bare hand to feel for heat over the ash piles. If you see smoke or feel heat, the fire is still burning. Douse any remaining hotspots with water and stir up the ashes. A fire is not out until there is absolutely no heat emanating from the ashes.
Firefighters thank you for doing your part to prevent wildfires.
Before conducting winter burning, please review these safe burning practices.
Unless conditions change you can expect your next wildfire update on February 15, 2021.
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