We ask that you use caution when you recreate or work in the outdoors and keep watch over your surroundings. Ensure you fully extinguish your campfire and never leave it unattended. If you suspect a wildfire, call 310-FIRE.
Thanks to your essential diligence, effective preparations of Alberta Wildfire, as well as the recent precipitation in many areas of the province, we are lifting the fire advisory in the Forest Protection Area, effective July 14.
The Junior Forest Rangers have begun their season and doing amazing work at the Moberly Lookout Tower.
EDSON FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE
The wildfire danger in the Edson Forest Area is MODERATE. There are currently no active wildfires.
Since March 1, 2020, there have been 25 wildfires in the Edson Forest Area burning approximately 2.0 ha.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
There are currently eight wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Four of these wildfires are under control and four have been turned over to the responsible parties.
Since March 1 in the Forest Protection Area, there have been 373 wildfires burning a total of 741.01 ha.
Fire Danger Rating: low to moderate across the province.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
IF YOU PLAN TO BURN IT, GET YOUR PERMIT
If you plan on burning within the Forest Protection Area, with the exception of a cooking or heating fire, you must contact your local forestry office to request a fire permit. You can click here for a listing of forestry offices near you. Why should you get a permit?
A permit helps us keep track of burning in the area, and more importantly, smoke and flame.
When lookout observers report smoke, fire fighters aren't dispatched unnecessarily when they could be needed elsewhere.
Getting a permit is a chance for a reminder of safe burning techniques.
To request a permit within the Edson Forest Area, call 780-723-8527.
WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS
- Get a permit if you're within the Forest Protection Area and you plan on burning with the exception of a campfire. For permit information, click here.
- 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
For more information, please contact: