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The wildfire danger is LOW in the Slave Lake Forest Area.
With the very warm temperatures expected over the next several days, the snow will continue to melt.
Have you burned this winter?
Take the time to go back and revisit your winter burns to ensure they are extinguished. Snow will not put out a fire. A fire left smouldering can continue to burn under the snow all winter long and re-emerge as a wildfire in the spring.
Follow these tips to prevent wildfires this spring:
- Spread remaining material within the pile and soak with water as required.
- Check the area and ensure both heat and smoke are no longer being produced by the pile – it should be cool to the touch.
- Check your burn site multiple times in the following weeks to ensure it has not reignited.
Please report your winter burn locations to Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Technologist Russell Murphy by calling 780-849-7457.
Fire Permits are required.
From March 1st to October 31st, a fire permit is 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 your free fire permit call your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Office:
Slave Lake/Red Earth/Trout/Peerless/Loon 780-849-7377
High Prairie 780-523-6619
If you have any questions please contact
Wildfire Information Officer