Fort McMurray Area Update

Wildfire Danger Moderate to Extreme - Fire Ban and OHV Restriction in effect

Posted on Sun, May 27, 2018


Today's wildfire danger in the forest area is mixed with Fort Chipewyan/Fort Smith being Moderate and Fort McMurray High to Extreme. A Fire Ban and OHV Restriction is in place for the entire forest area. 


Fort McMurray Forest Area Situation
Since March 1, 2018 there have been 17 wildfires that have burned approximately 325 hectares.16 have been extinguished, one remains Out of Control.
MWF-016, discovered May 26, is at 319 hectares, 32 kilometres northeast of Suncor Firebag. Little growth was experienced overnight. One air tanker group, 9 helicopters and 28 firefighters are working this wildfire. Crews continue to make progress on the south/southwest flanks. There are no values at risk.

FBSFactsheet_MO012_2018Make 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  

Lynn Daina, Wildfire Information Officer 780-799-9253

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