Calgary Area Update

Calgary Forest Area Wildfire Update - June 23, 2022

Posted on Thu, Jun 23, 2022

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The wildfire danger in the Calgary Forest Area (CFA) remains LOW. Widespread and substantial precipitation across the CFA continues to suppress the wildfire danger. 


WILDFIRES IN THE CFA

There are currently no active wildfires in the CFA. 

Since January 1, the CFA has responded to 77 wildfires which burned a total of 12.72 hectares.


FIREWORKS IN THE FOREST PROTECTION AREA

As Canada Day approaches, it is important to know that fireworks are PROHIBITED in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. The use of fireworks without permission could net you a $600 written violation.


WILDFIRE DASHBOARD

The wildfire dashboard provides up-to-date wildfire information at the click of a button. This interactive tool displays important statistics on the number of active wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, sizes, locations, suspected causes and more.

The dashboard builds on the former wildfire status map by displaying the most frequently accessed information in one convenient location.

Wildfire Dashboard

FIRE PERMIT PORTAL

You can now request your fire permit online through a new portal.  Fire permits are required for any burning, except campfires, in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Fire permits help us to track what is burning on the landscape. If you're burning without a fire permit or outside fire permit conditions, your fire is considered a wildfire. By getting a permit before burning, you help keep our firefighters free to fight real wildfires instead of responding to the smoke in your backyard.

To request a fire permit online, visit the new portal. You will need a MyAlberta Digital ID to access the portal. Please note that you can still request your permit from the Calgary Forest Area main office by calling 403-297-8800.


MORE INFORMATION:

Anastasia Drummond
403-818-0938
anastasia.drummond@gov.ab.ca


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