Be advised that strong winds are expected to continue into Wednesday. Warm temperatures and wind will melt snow quickly and expose dried grass and woody debris. Strong winds can blow embers into dry grass and can cause these fuels to catch easily and burn quickly which could start a wildfire.
During wildfire season, you are required to obtain a fire permit if you plan on burning in the Forest Protection Area, with the exception of a campfire. To request your free fire permit, contact the local forest area: (780) 723-8527.
If you see smoke or flame and suspect it's a wildfire, call 310-FIRE.
Exposed dry grass and woody debris can catch easily and burn quickly.
EDSON FOREST AREA FIRE DANGER RATING
The wildfire danger in the Edson Forest Area is MODERATE except in the Grande Cache area where the wildfire danger is LOW.
EDSON FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE
There are currently no active wildfires in the area. Since March 1, 2021, there have been 12 wildfires in the Edson Forest Area burning a total of 8.15 ha.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
There are currently four wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Since March 1 in the Forest Protection Area, there have been 24 wildfires burning a total of 8.84 ha.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS
Albertans are always asked to use caution when working or recreating in the outdoors:
Before you burn it, get your fire permit. Fire permits in Alberta.
Clear debris from hot spots on your off-highway vehicle.
Ensure your campfire is out - soak it, stir it, soak it again.
Before you head out this weekend, check out the albertafirebans.ca website or download the app to stay informed.
ALBERTA WILDFIRE INFORMATION
- Subscribe to the Edson Forest Area wildfire update to receive an email when new information is posted.
- Download the Alberta Wildfire App for Apple and Android device.
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