CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THE CALGARY FOREST AREA
Much cooler temperatures, combined with widespread rain and snow has pushed the wildfire danger down to LOW.
FIRE ADVISORY LIFTED
The Fire Advisory that was in effect earlier in the week has been lifted. Fire permits will once again be issued in the Calgary Forest Area. Please call (403) 297-8800 to obtain a free fire permit.
LONG WEEKEND REMINDERS
Please remember that even with the cool, wet conditions, all the same rules apply. Before heading out on your long weekend travels, please check albertafirebans.ca to determine whether there are any fire advisories, fire restrictions or fire bans in effect for your destination. If you plan on having a campfire, keep it small, safe and always attended. When you are leaving your site or headed to bed, your campfire must be fully extinguished. Soak it, stir it, soak it again to ensure it is out.
Off highway vehicles can start wildfires. Please stop often to clean your exhaust to ensure you are not the cause of a wildfire. Stay on approved trails and follow all guidelines.
Please remember that exploding targets and fireworks are prohibited in the Forest Protection Area without express written permission from a forest officer. These devices have already caused several wildfires this year. Using exploding targets without permission could land you a $600 fine and if you cause a wildfire, you could also be held responsible for the costs of fighting the wildfire.
As of March 1, fire permits are required for any burning, except campfires, in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. By getting a permit you help keep our firefighters free to fight real wildfires instead of responding to the smoke in your backyard. Fire permits are free and can be requested from the Calgary Forest Area office by calling 403-297-8800.
Unless conditions change, you can expect your next update on May 25, 2021.
Calgary Forest Area Information Officer
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