WHITECOURT FOREST AREA
The wildfire danger in the Whitecourt Forest Area is MODERATE.
Whitecourt Forest Area Update
During wildfire season, you are required to have a fire permit if you plan on burning in the Forest Protection Area, with the exception of a campfire. To request your free fire permit, contact our permit line: (780) 778-7166.
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.
WWF095 was detected July 22nd, 2021 and is located approximately 58 kilometers south west of Fox Creek. The wildfire is out of control burning 0.10 hectares at this time. There is one wildfire crew allocated the fire. The cause of the wildfire is under investigation.
WWF096 was detected July 22nd, 2021 and is located approximately 25 kilometers south east of Fox Creek. The wildfire is under control burning 0.10 hectares. There are two wildfire personnel monitoring the fire.
WWF097 was detected July 22nd, 2021 and is located approximately approximately 40 kilometers south west of Fox Creek. The wildfire is under control and burning 0.01 hectares. There is one wildfire crew allocated to the fire.
*There are no threats to any communities at this time.*
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 94 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area, burning approximately 47.81 hectares. There were three previously reported wildfires that began before March 1, 2021, burning a total of 0.23 hectares. Four wildfires are under control, and 93 wildfires have been extinguished.
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 925 wildfires recorded in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 47,820 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 in 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The fire restriction is no longer in effect for parts of the Whitecourt Forest Area.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.
WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS
Campfire Safety - extinguishing your campfire
- Let the fire burn down before you plan on putting it out. Spread the embers within the fire pit, then add water or loose dirt, and stir.
- Expose any material still burning. Add more water and stir again until you can no longer see smoke or steam. Do not bury your fire as the embers may continue to smoulder and can re-emerge as a wildfire.
- Repeat until your campfire is cool to the touch.
- If your fire is out, you should not be able to feel any heat from the ashes.
Don't forget to soak it, stir it, and soak it again!
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