Slave Lake Area Update

Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update July 25th

Posted on Thu, Jul 25, 2019


Wildfire Danger

Widespread rain has reduced the wildfire danger to LOW for the Slave Lake Forest Area.  Click here to view the wildfire danger map. Unless conditions change your next wildfire update will be August 1st. 

Wildfire Update - July 25th

There have been five new wildfires in the past 48 hours.The majority of these wildfires were started by lightning and at this time, three are under control and two have been extinguished. 

Since March 1, 2019 in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 161 wildfires and 274,118 hectares burned. 

Provincial Wildfire Situation

For information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta click here.

Click here to view a map of the wildfires burning in Alberta.

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McMillan Complex - July 25th

SWF-049 - is under control and has burned 273,045 hectares.

SWF-078, SWF-090 and SWF-099 have been extinguished.

SWF-049 - Firefighters continue to patrol and extinguish ground fires and heavy equipment is working to reclaim fire guards.

Since the start of these wildfires in May, we have received firefighters and support staff from British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Parks Canada, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada, Oregon and Mexico. Thank you to everyone who has assisted, the support has been incredible.

For your safety stay clear of burned areas

Even though the wildfire is under control, firefighters strongly advise you to stay out of burned areas.Trees in the burned areas can fall easily without wind and in some areas the fire continues to burn deep under the ground. Stay safe and avoid venturing into areas of recent wildfire activity.

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Fire Permits

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

Wabasca 780-891-3860 

High Prairie 780-523-6619

Unless conditions change your next wildfire update will be August 1st.

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.