Cooler temperatures will continue over the weekend, the forecast is for rain and possibly snow early next week. These conditions are keeping the wildfire hazard LOW for the Whitecourt Forest Area. If you see smoke in the forest, call 310-FIRE (3473).
LOCAL WILDFIRE UPDATE | 10:00 a.m.
There have been no new wildfires since August 3, 2016 in the Whitecourt Forest Area. Since April 1, 2016 there have been 36 wildfires, that have burned just over 671 hectares. Twenty-nine of the wildfires were human-caused meaning that almost all of the wildfires were preventable.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE | 10:00 a.m.
The following information is current as of 10:00 a.m. today:
In the last seven days, there has been one new wildfire in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.
- There are currently four wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.
- All four wildfires under control.
For more information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit: wildfire.alberta.ca.
Fire Season ends October 31, 2016. Until then, a fire permit is required for any burning (except campfires) within the Forest Protection Area. If you are in the Whitecourt Forest Area, get the permit process started today by calling: 780-778-7272.
BECOMING PART OF THE TEAM
Are you interested in protecting Alberta's communities? Does team work, safety and dedication inspire you? Become a wildland firefighter, work with airtankers or in a warehouse - there are many possibilities and here is your chance!
Learn more about what its like to be a wildland firefighter in this video. Application deadline is November 30, 2016.
Unless conditions change, your next update will be on October 28, 2016.
Wildfire Information Officer
Whitecourt Forest Area