Whitecourt Area Update

Whitecourt Forest Area Wildfire Update - hazard reduction burn upcoming

Posted on Tue, Apr 16, 2019

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Hazard Reduction Burning - April 17

Pending safe conditions, Agriculture and Forestry staff will be conducting a hazard reduction burn on Wednesday, April 17th. This burn will be approximately 8.5 hectares in size and is located 1.1 kilometres east of the Town of Whitecourt.

In preparation for this burn, municipal and provincial firefighters have planned extensively to ensure public safety. Burning will only begin when conditions are within the established burning window. Firefighters will manage the burn until it's fully extinguished.

Hazard reduction burns will help remove any high-risk grassy areas near communities where the risk of wildfire may exist. Do your part to prevent unwanted wildfires by using extra caution in areas of dry grass.

For more information, visit wildfire.alberta.ca.

 

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FIRE PERMITS ARE NOW REQUIRED

 
As of March 1, all winter burn sites must be completely extinguished. A free fire permit is now required for any burning (except campfires) in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.
 
To get your free permit in the Whitecourt Forest Area, call 780-778-7166.
 
 

For more information, please contact: 
 
Provincial Information Officer
Phone: 780-420-1968
Email: wildfireinfo@gov.ab.ca
 
 

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