Whitecourt Area Update

Whitecourt Forest Area Wildfire Update - September 24, 2021

Posted on Fri, Sep 24, 2021

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The wildfire danger in the Whitecourt Forest Area is MODERATE.


WHITECOURT WILDFIRE UPDATE 

There are currently no active wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area. If you do see smoke or flames in the forest please call 310-FIRE (3473).  

Wildfire season in Alberta is from March 1 to October 31. During wildfire season, you are required to have a fire permit if you plan on burning in the Forest Protection Area, with the exception of a campfire. To request your free fire permit, contact the local forest area at 780-778-7166.


PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE 

Since March 1, 2021, there have been 118 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area, burning approximately 52 hectares. 

Since March 1, 2021, there have been 1,229 wildfires recorded in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 52,862 hectares. 

For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca


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CAMPFIRE SAFETY

We urge everyone to use caution when working and recreating outdoors. Never leave your campfire unattended.

Soak it, stir it, soak it again.

  • Let the fire burn down before you plan on putting it out. Spread the embers within the fire pit, then add water or loose dirt, and stir.

  • Expose any material still burning. Add more water and stir again until you can no longer see smoke or steam. Do not bury your fire as the embers may continue to smoulder and can re-emerge as a wildfire.

  • Repeat until your campfire is cool to the touch.

  • If your fire is out, you should not be able to feel any heat from the ashes.


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RELATED INFORMATION
 
Fire Permits

780-778-7166

General Information Related to Alberta Wildfire or Fire Bans, Restrictions, or Advisories

1-866-FYI-FIRE

General/Other Forestry Related Questions

780-778-7153

For more information, please contact:
 
Provincial Information Officer 
Phone: (780) 420-1968

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