CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THE CALGARY FOREST AREA
The average wildfire danger rating over the Calgary Forest Area is MODERATE. The recent cool and moist conditions have dropped the wildfire danger rating over much of the CFA, however there are pockets which have not received any precipitation. The fire danger in these pockets remains high to very high as the grass has cured and larger plants and trees are drying out. The wildfire danger over the next several weeks will be very dependent on the amount and location of precipitation.
WILDFIRES IN THE CFA
There are currently no active wildfires in the CFA.
From March 1 until October 31, 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.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE*
Since March 1, there have been 1,220 wildfires which have burned 52,860 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, September 17, 2021
Unless conditions change, you can expect your next update by September 24, 2021.
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