Fort McMurray Area Update

Wildfire Danger Remains Extreme - Fire Ban and OHV Restriction now in effect

Posted on Fri, May 25, 2018


Hot, dry conditions persist in the Fort McMurray Forest Area. A Fire Ban and OHV Restriction has been put in place for the entire forest area as of noon today. 


Fort McMurray Forest Area Situation
Since March 1, 2018 there have been 14 wildfires that have burned approximately 5.74 hectares. All 14 have been extinguished. There is a fire burning approximately 85 south of Fort McMurray. This fire is approximately 2000 hectares in size. Smoke may be visible from the Fort McMurray area. If you are having respiratory issues please call Health Link by dialing 811. 


Make sure it's out! A campfire left smoldering can cause a wildfire. Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it's out. Soak it with water, stir up the ashes and soak it again. A campfire is out when the ashes are cool to the touch.

If you spot a wildfire, call 310-FIRE! 

For more information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta

For more information: 

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  

Provincial Information Officer

Wildfire Information Officer 780-420-1968.

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