The wildfire danger has climbed to HIGH in the Slave Lake Forest Area.
Warm weather and strong gusty winds are expected today.
Areas of dead grass will ignite easily and fire will spread very quickly under these windy conditions
Use caution in areas of dead grass and report wildfires immediately by calling 310-FIRE (3473).
Fire permit holders must postpone burning as the winds today will exceed the safe burning conditions on your fire permit.
Unless conditions change, you can expect your next wildfire update on October 18th, 2018. If you have any questions please call Wildfire Information Officer Leah Lovequist 780-849-0945.
For today the temperature is expected to reach 18 to 19 degrees and winds will be from the west 35 gusting up to 60 kilometres per hour.
To view a map of wildfires in Alberta, please visit www.wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
Click here to view the daily wildfire report for Alberta.
Firefighters burning areas of dry grass
Firefighters will be burning areas of dry grass in and around many communities in the Slave Lake Forest Area. Burning will help to remove the dangerous build-up of dry grass that becomes prominent around many communities in the fall.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Wildfire Information Officer Leah Lovequist 780-849-0945.
Fire permits are required until October 31st
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
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 this fall
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 updates are sent out weekly when the wildfire danger is LOW to MODERATE and daily when HIGH to EXTREME.
Wildfire Information Officer