Whitecourt Area Update

Whitecourt Forest Area Wildfire Update - June 17, 2019

Posted on Mon, Jun 17, 2019

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The wildfire danger in the Whitecourt Forest Area is VERY HIGH. This elevated danger is due to hot, windy and dry conditions throughout the Forest Area.


Wildfire Update - June 17, 2019

There is 1 wildfire burning in the Whitecourt Forest Area.

WWF-032 is located 20 kilometers northwest of Highway 32. This wildfire has a status of UNDER CONTROL, and is 43.10 hectares in size. 

Since March 1, there have been 37 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area burning a total of 76.54 hectares.  
 
Since March 1 in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, there have been 609 wildfires burning a total of 727,207.64 hectares. 
 
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
 
 

FIRE BAN & OHV RESTRICTION LIFTED  

The fire ban and OHV restriction within the Whitecourt Forest Area was lifted as of June 4th, 2019 (4:00 p.m).  We ask that you visit albertafirebans.ca to stay informed as some parts of Alberta remain under a fire ban and OHV restriction.

If you are heading to the outdoors and plan on having a campfire, we ask that you build your campfire in a safe location, out of the wind and away from dry grass and debris.  Keep a shovel and a pail of water nearby in case your fire gets away.  Most importantly, never leave your campfire unattended and if you see smoke or flame in the forest, report it to 310-FIRE (3473).

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 IF YOU PLAN TO BURN IT, GET YOUR PERMIT

If you plan on burning within the Forest Protection Area, with the exception of a cooking or heating fire, please contact your local Forestry Office to request a fire permit.  You can click here for a listing of Forestry Offices near you.

Always ensure that you are burning within the conditions of your fire permit. Your permit will state factors such as wind speed that could affect whether or not burning is allowed. It is your responsibility to monitor these conditions and ensure that they are met prior to burning. You must also continue monitoring the conditions throughout burning, and extinguish any burning that is taking place should these conditions be exceeded.


For more information, please contact: 
 
Provincial Information Officer
Phone: 1-866-394-3473
Email: wildfireinfo@gov.ab.ca
 

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