There was one new wildfire on August 2nd. Firefighters quickly contained and extinguished the lightning caused wildfire.
Since March 1, 2019 in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 162 wildfires and 274,150 hectares burned.
SWF-049 - is under control and has burned 273,045 hectares.
SWF-078, SWF-090 and SWF-099 have been extinguished.
SWF-049 - Firefighters are patrolling for ground fires and heavy equipment continues to reclaim fire guards.
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.
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.
Keep up to date on the current wildfire situation visit www.wildfire.alberta.ca and follow Alberta Wildfire on Facebook and Twitter.
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
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.
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.
Unless conditions change your next wildfire update will be August 16th.
Wildfire Information Officer