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.
For the safety and security of the public and our staff, we ask that individuals keep a respectful distance from our facilities. Please do not approach lookout towers and firebases.
Alberta wildland firefighters and MD of Greenview firefighters combined resources to complete FireSmart maintenance and take the opportunity to train together in Grande Cache.
EDSON FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE
The wildfire danger in the Edson Forest Area is HIGH. There are currently no active wildfires.
Since March 1, 2020, there have been 35 wildfires in the Edson Forest Area burning approximately 2.27 ha.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
There are currently eight wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Two of these wildfires are being held, four are under control and two have been turned over to the responsible parties.
Since March 1 in the Forest Protection Area, there have been 455 wildfires burning a total of 780.74 ha.
Fire Danger Rating: mainly moderate to high in the province with some extreme in the southern slopes area.
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, having a permit means firefighters 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.
Have you ever considered a career in wildfire? Visit our website for information on what we have to offer and how you can apply! wildfire.alberta.ca/recruitment/
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
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