WHITECOURT FOREST AREA
The wildfire danger in the Whitecourt Forest Area is LOW.
Whitecourt Forest Area Update
If you see smoke or flame in the forest call 310-FIRE (3473).
For any fire advisories, restrictions, or bans please click on https://www.albertafirebans.ca/ for more information specific to your area.
WILDFIRES OF NOTE
WWF079 was detected July 9th, 2021 is classified as under control. It is located approximately 33 kilometers south east of Fox Creek and is approximately 3.10 hectares in size. The wildfire was caused by lightning. There is one wildfire crew allocated to the fire and will work to extinguish any hotspots.
*There are no threats to any communities at this time.*
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 90 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area, burning approximately 47.59 hectares. There were three previously reported wildfires that began before March 1, 2021, burning a total of 0.23 hectares. Three wildfires are under control and 90 wildfires have been extinguished.
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 917 wildfires recorded in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 47,836 hectares.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
SMOKE RELATED HEALTH CONCERNS
Wildfire smoke drifting from other provinces will be affecting residents in our forest area. The smoke over our area is not produced by any current wildfires Whitecourt. For those of you wondering what location the smoke is coming from, visit FireSmoke.ca. The service can produce forecasts of hourly ground-level concentrations of smoke from wildfires up to 48 hours in advance.
If you have smoke related health concerns, please contact Alberta 811 or visit their website by clicking here.
The fire restriction is no longer in effect for parts of the Whitecourt Forest Area.
To learn more about fire bans in effect in your municipality or areas, visit albertafirebans.ca.
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General Information Related to Alberta Wildfire or Fire Bans, Restrictions, or Advisories
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- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
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