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.
There have been several wildfires caused by burning without a permit in our area. If you are found burning without a fire permit, you may be fined $600 or more.
We are urging everyone to use extreme caution when doing any burning. Wind can blow embers into dry grass and can cause these fuels to catch easily and burn quickly which could start a wildfire. Ensure you monitor the weather forecast and adhere to your burn permit conditions.
If you see smoke or flame and suspect it's a wildfire, call 310-FIRE.
Keep your burn piles small and manageable.
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
EWF022 was detected on April 13th and is estimated to be 0.14 hectares in size. It is located near the community of Peers and is currently being held. Both Alberta wildfire firefighters and Yellowhead County firefighters are working to extinguish the fire. There is no threat to any community at this time.
There are currently three active wildfires in the area. EWF022 is being held and two others have been turned over to the responsible party.
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 21 wildfires in the Edson Forest Area burning a total of 17.84 ha.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
Since March 1 in the Forest Protection Area, there have been 46 wildfires burning a total of 37.18 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
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- Download the Alberta Wildfire App for Apple and Android device.
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