Slave Lake Area Update

Slave Lake Forest Area Update - Wildfire Danger Low

Posted on Mon, Oct 29, 2018


The wildfire danger in the Slave Lake Forest Area is LOW. 


This week's weather forecast is calling for temperatures of -2 to 5 degrees. Rain and snow are also expected.

Wildfire Update 

Since March 1st, in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 168 wildfires which have burned 6,859.68 hectares.  

To view a map of wildfires in Alberta, please visit

Click here to view the daily wildfire report for Alberta.

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

Wabasca 780-891-3860

High Prairie 780-523-6619

Winter Burning

A fire permit is not required for burning after October 31st however, you are responsible for any fires you light in the winter and must ensure they are extinguished prior to the start of the wildfire season on March 1st.

Tips for winter burning

  • Burn when there is snow cover, the ground is frozen and winds are light (less that 12 km/h).
  • When piling avoid mixing soil with the woody debris by using a brush rake or excavator.
  • Ensure the piles are at least 25 metres from trees, brush and structures.
  • Only burn what you can control. Never leave your fire unattended.

For more information, visit our blog on successful winter burning.


Unless conditions change, you can expect your next wildfire update on October 31st, 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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