CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THE CALGARY FOREST AREA
The average wildfire danger rating over the Calgary Forest Area remains HIGH, with several pockets of VERY HIGH. The wildfire danger is anticipated to remain HIGH until snow falls, unless we receive regular precipitation every several days.
The FIRE ADVISORY remains in effect in the Calgary Forest Area and no new permits will be issued until conditions improve.
For more specifics and a map of the impacted area, please visit albertafirebans.ca.
SMOKE MAY BE VISIBLE FROM HIGHWAY 1 and 1A
Wildland firefighters have been continuing with prescribed fire operations adjacent to Highway 1 on Stoney Nakoda and Canadian Pacific lands. While the weather holds, they will be active on this project.
WILDFIRES IN THE CFA
There are currently no active wildfire in the CFA.
CAMPFIRES IN THE FALL
Throughout the fall, the CFA tends to see abandoned campfires remain a leading cause of wildfires and this has certainly been the case again this year. With an abundance of dry fuel, it is extremely important to never leave a campfire unattended and to ensure it is completely extinguished before you retire for the night or leave your day site or campsite. Abandoned campfires are a major concern for us at this time of year and we have found several in the past week needing proper extinguishing.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE*
Since March 1, there have been 1,292 wildfires which have burned 52,968 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 18, 2021 (provincial reports are now issued weekly unless conditions warrant a daily update)
Unless conditions change, you can expect your next update by October 29, 2021.
Calgary Forest Area Information Officer
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