Whitecourt Area Update

Whitecourt Forest Area Wildfire Update - May 21, 2019

Posted on Tue, May 21, 2019


The wildfire danger for the Whitecourt Forest Area is VERY HIGH.


All current fire permits except burning barrels will be suspended and no new permits will be issued until the advisory is lifted.

Reminder to double check the conditions for burning on your permit before igniting.

There will be no new fire permits issued until fine fuel conditions improve.

Safe campfires are allowed, but do not leave campfires unattended.

If you are enjoying the Alberta back country and you have a campfire, before you leave:

  • soak the ashes,
  • stir them, and
  • soak them again until they are cool to the touch

Wildfire Update - May 21, 2019

Since March 1, there have been 28 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area burning a total of 14.04 hectares. There are 27 fires that have been extinguished. There is 1 fire in the Whitecourt Forest Area that is out of control, the fire is roughly 5 hectares in size.
Since March 1 in the Province of Alberta, there have been 451 wildfires burning a total of 110,114.01 hectares. 


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


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