CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THE CALGARY FOREST AREA
The average fire danger rating across the Calgary Forest Area (CFA) is MODERATE. Widespread precipitation occurred over the last two days. The forecast is calling for several days of extremely hot conditions with no further precipitation. These predicted conditions will increase the fire danger rating quite quickly.
ACTIVE WILDFIRES IN THE CFA
There are no active wildfires in the CFA. In the past week, one wildfire was reported. It was extinguished at 0.01 hectares.
A crucial part of our wildfire detection program is the public reporting of smoke and wildfires. With the anticipated increase in fire danger rating, it will be very important to assess and respond to any new wildfires as quickly as possible. Please continue to report wildfires to 310-FIRE.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE*
Since March 1, there have been 579 wildfires which have burned 1,574 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, June 24, 2021
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 June 28, 2021.
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