The average wildfire danger across the Calgary Forest Area (CFA) is now MODERATE. Cooler fall temperatures have set in with a smattering of precipitation across the area. The overall wildfire danger at this time of year can be deceiving because much of the finer fuels (grasses and leaves) dry out extremely quickly and can burn aggressively.
CALGARY FOREST AREA WILDFIRES TO DATE
There are currently no active wildfires in the CFA.
The CFA has responded to 77 wildfires this season which have burned 5.30 hectares. They have all been extinguished.
FIRE PERMITS REQUIRED
You can request your fire permit online or by phone. Fire permits are required for any burning, except campfires, in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Fire permits help us to track what is burning on the landscape. If you're burning without a fire permit or outside fire permit conditions, your fire is considered a wildfire. By getting a permit before burning, you help keep our firefighters free to fight real wildfires instead of responding to the smoke in your backyard.
To request a fire permit online, visit the portal. You will need a MyAlberta Digital ID to access the portal. Please note that you can still request your permit from the Calgary Forest Area main office by calling 403-297-8800.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE (AS OF 10:00 a.m. September 21)
Since January 1, 2023, there have been 1,022 wildfires recorded in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned 2,061,436.55 hectares.
There are currently 84 active wildfires in the Forest Protection Area. Three of the wildfires are classified as out of control, 23 are being held and 58 are under control. For the latest information about wildfires: www.alberta.ca/wildfire-status.
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