Wildfire Update - October 30, 2020
The wildfire danger rating for the Whitecourt Forest Area is LOW.
Since March 1, there have been 39 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area, burning a total of 10.21 hectares.
Wildfire season ends October 31, 2020
Wildfire season officially ends on October 31, but safe burning practices are always in season. After October 31, fire permits are no longer required for burning. However, you are still responsible for the safe maintenance of any fires and for fully extinguishing winter burns.
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Help prevent wildfires and make sure you campfire is out.
While out hunting and recreating, please remember to use caution in the forest. During the fall, dry grass and branches can be ignited into a wildfire when campfires aren't properly extinguished. If you have a campfire remember to soak it with water, stir it and soak it again. The fire isn't out until it is cool to the touch.
For more information, please contact:
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
- Emergency Preparation