Today's wildfire danger in the forest is Moderate. A Fire Advisory remains in effect. Rain has brought relief to the danger rating. Stay current on Alberta's Fire Ban status by checking albertafirebans.ca
- FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT as of 1000 HRS. June 1, 2018
A Fire Advisory has been issued for the Fort McMurray Forest Area. 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.
Fort Chipewyan - today's high 13 C with rain, winds NE 20 km. Fort McMurray - today's high 17 C with periods of rain, winds E 20 km. Cooler temperatures, a higher relative humidity and more rain are in the forecast for Monday.
WILDFIRE SITUATION June 3, 2018
There are currently 28 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 2 wildfires are out of control, 5 are being held, 16 are under control and 5 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
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.
OHV safety tips can be found here.
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