Fort McMurray Area Update

Cool temperatures and snow keep our wildfire danger LOW

Posted on Tue, Mar 27, 2018


Preventing wildfires is a shared responsibility


IMPROVED Wildfire Status Map

Our Wildfire Status Map has been upgraded and includes more functions and customization options. Some of the most notable changes include a new legend, definition to wildfire status terms, and more robust layers for customization. The new map also includes more detailed wildfire information for each fire including fire number, approximate size, and general cause (if it has been entered). Click on the “View full map – additional information” button to be taken to the full map functionality.

Provincial Wildfire Situation

There are currently five wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Two have been turned over to the responsible parties. Three are wildfires classified as under control which were actioned prior to the current wildfire season and are still being monitored.

Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 20 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 2.12 hectares.

Stay current on Alberta's wildfire situation, download the Alberta Wildfire mobile app for Android or Apple  products. You can also join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Check out the latest blog posts for Alberta Wildfire.


Inside the Urban Service Area contact: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 780-792-5519

Outside the Urban Service Area contact: Agriculture and Forestry at 780-743-7125 

Lynn Daina

Fort McMurray Wildfire Information Officer

mobile: 780-799-9253