Today's wildfire danger in the forest area is mixed with Fort Chipewyan/Fort Smith being Moderate to High and Fort McMurray Very High to Extreme. A Fire Ban and OHV Restriction remain in place for the entire forest area. OHV safety tips can be found here.
Today's high 18 C with winds NW 20 - 25 km gusting to 40 km this morning. These will diminish in the afternoon becoming more northerly at 15 - 20 km.
WILDFIRE SITUATION May 29, 2018
A fire ban prohibiting campfires and the recreational use of off-highway vehicles on public lands is in the Fort McMurray Forest Area and many parts of Northern Alberta. Individuals breaking a fire ban may be subject to a $287 fine.
No open fires are allowed in campgrounds or in back-country or random camping areas. All Fire permits are suspended or cancelled and no new fire permits will be issued. Please check albertafirebans.ca for more information.
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:
Outside the Urban Service Area contact: Agriculture and Forestry at 780-743-7125
Lynn Daina, Wildfire Information Officer 780-743-7265