The fire restriction is no longer in effect for the Edson Forest Area.
During wildfire season, you are required to have 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.
Please be cautious when working or recreating in the outdoors. Be mindful of hot exhaust, spark or friction. Keep watch of your surroundings and ensure your activities or equipment do not cause a wildfire.
If you see smoke or flame and suspect it's a wildfire, call 310-FIRE.
(Wildfire crews practicing hover exiting from a helicopter. This allows them to access rough terrain).
EDSON FOREST AREA FIRE DANGER RATING
The wildfire danger in the Edson Forest Area remains HIGH.
EDSON FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 128 wildfires in the Edson Forest Area burning a total of 826 ha. To date, 70% of the wildfires in our forest area have been human-caused and could have been prevented.
EWF125 is BEING HELD 26 km south west of Grande Cache. The fire is 0.1 ha in size and determined to be caused by lightning.
EWF124 is BEING HELD. The wildfire is 40 km south of Grande Cache on the border of Jasper National Park within the same burnt area of the 2015 Rock Slide wildfire. The fire is currently estimated to be 7.88 ha in size and determined to be caused by lightning.
EWF108 is UNDER CONTROL. The fire is located 33 km north west of Edson, 2 km south of the Emerson (A) Road and 16 km west of the Amoco/North Road. The fire is 6 ha in size and the cause was determined to be lightning.
EWF075 is UNDER CONTROL. The wildfire is located 9 km west of Evansburg, north of highway 16 and west of highway 22. The wildfire is 175 hectares in size. The cause of the wildfire is currently under investigation.
There is no threat to any communities at this time.
The wildfires will be monitored as needed until they are classified as extinguished. To understand what the wildfire classifications mean, visit our website by clicking here.
To view the wildfires on a map, download the new AB Wildfire Status App.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
Since March 1 in the Forest Protection Area, there have been 925 wildfires burning a total of 47,820 ha.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
Wildfire smoke may be affecting residents in our forest area. The smoke over our area is not produced by any current wildfires in Alberta. For those of you wondering what location the smoke is coming from, visit FireSmoke.ca. The service can produce forecasts of hourly ground-level concentrations of smoke from wildfires up to 48 hours in advance.
If you have smoke-related health concerns, please contact Alberta 811 or visit their website by clicking here.
The fire restriction is no longer in effect for parts of the Edson Forest Area.
To learn more about fire bans in effect in your municipality or areas, visit albertafirebans.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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