Preventing wildfires is a shared responsibility
The wildfire danger is VERY HIGH in the Fort Chipewyan/Fort Smith forest areas and VERY HIGH to EXTREME in the Fort McMurray forest area. Westerly winds and lower RH values are expected.
- FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT as of 0900 HRS. May 9
A Fire Advisory has been issued for the Fort McMurray Forest Area due to dry and windy conditions. Previous burning sites should be checked to ensure they are fully extinguished. No new fire permits will be issued.
What is allowed:
Safe wood campfires in campgrounds (within fire rings) or random camping areas
Portable propane fire pits
Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
- Remember to check the hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle and remove debris before and after use. Never leave a campfire unattended.
- The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.
May 10 - a Fire Behaviour Advisory has also been issued for grass fires. Upper ridge conditions will persist through the northern half of the province for the next few days with little to no chance of precipitation.
If you spot a wildfire, call 310-FIRE!
WILDFIRE SITUATION May 11, 2018
Since March 1, 2018 Alberta has recorded 231 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 511.42 hectares.
For more information:
Outside the Urban Service Area contact: Agriculture and Forestry at 780-743-7125
Fort McMurray Wildfire Information Officer