CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THE CALGARY FOREST AREA
Hot and dry conditions have persisted in the Calgary Forest Area (CFA) with virtually no precipitation. The conditions in the south of the CFA are of particular concerns. If a wildfire ignites in these conditions, it has the potential to spread extremely quickly. The forecast is calling for more of the same with high temperatures, low relative humidities and no precipitation.
A FIRE RESTRICTION REMAINS IN EFFECT IN THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CFA
Please see albertafirebans.ca for a detailed map of the Fire Restriction area.
Under this restriction:
- Existing fire permits are suspended;
- All outdoor fires presently burning under permit must be extinguished, unless approved to continue by a Forest Officer;
- Safe wood campfires within fire rings in campgrounds and backyard fire pits are allowed.
- Wood campfires on public land
- Fireworks and exploding targets
- Wood campfires on private land
- Wood campfires within provincial campgrounds in a designated campfire ring
- Backyard fire pits on private land
- Charcoal briquette barbeques
- Propane or natural gas fueled appliances
- Indoor wood fires
- Open flame oil devices
Visit our wildfire.alberta.ca to see the Ministerial Order authorizing this Fire Restriction and the specific details.
A FIRE ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CFA
Areas in the CFA north of highway 532 are under a Fire Advisory. In these areas, campfires in backcountry and random areas are not prohibited. Fire permits are very limited and only issued on a case-by-case basis.
Although campfires in backcountry and random camping areas are currently allowed in the northern portions of the CFA, they may be restricted in the coming days if conditions warrant.
Click here for a more detailed map of the Fire Restriction area in the Calgary Forest Area.
WILDFIRES IN THE CFA
There is one active wildfire in the CFA. CWF-090 was detected on July 23, it is now UNDER CONTROL at 4.4 hectares. The cause of the wildfire remains under investigation.
Many municipalities across southern Alberta remain impacted by smoke and poor air quality. Please be aware that this smoke is not being produced by any active wildfires in Alberta. FireSmoke.ca is a service that can produce forecasts of hourly ground-level concentrations of smoke from wildfires.
If you have health related smoke concerns, please call Alberta Health Services at 811.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE*
Since March 1, there have been 944 wildfires which have burned 48,060 hectares in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province, please visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
*As of 10 am, July 26, 2021
Unless conditions change, you can expect your next update by July 29, 2021.
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