CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THE CALGARY FOREST AREA
The average wildfire danger rating over the Calgary Forest Area is HIGH, with several pockets of VERY HIGH. Cooler fall conditions have set it, however there is an abundance of fine fuel that could feed a fast moving wildfire. The forecast is calling for rain and/or snow, if that materializes as predicted, we can expect a significant drop in the fire danger rating.
The FIRE ADVISORY remains in effect in the Calgary Forest Area. Under this FIRE ADVISORY all fire permits are suspended and no new permits will be issued until conditions improve. The fire advisory will be revisited if the cooler, wetter conditions forecasted arrive.
For more specifics and a map of the impacted area, please visit albertafirebans.ca.
SMOKE MAY BE VISIBLE FROM HIGHWAY 1 and 1A
Throughout this past week, wildland firefighters have been active with prescribed fire operations adjacent to Highway 1 on Stoney Nakoda and Canadian Pacific lands. Crews have successfully burned approximately 34 hectares of predominantly grass. While the weather holds, they will be active through the weekend.
WILDFIRES IN THE CFA
There is currently one active wildfire in the CFA. CWF-152 is under control at 0.1 hectares.PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE*
Since March 1, there have been 1,225 wildfires which have burned 52,899 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, October 4, 2021 (provincial reports are now issued weekly unless conditions warrant a daily update)
Unless conditions change, you can expect your next update by October 15, 2021.
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