Today's wildfire danger in the forest is Low. Due to the current and forecast weather the Fire Advisory for the Fort McMurray Forest Area has been lifted effective at 1000 hrs. June 4, 2018. Rain has brought relief to the danger rating. Stay current on Alberta's Fire Ban status by checking albertafirebans.ca
An intense low pressure system is centred near Edmonton this morning and continues to pump extensive precipitation into central and northern Alberta. The low is forecast to drift eastward this afternoon however the main band of precipitation will continue to push north towards the NWT border.
Fort Chipewyan - today's high 10 C with rain, winds NE25G45. Fort McMurray - today's high 7 C with rain, winds NE25G45.
WILDFIRE SITUATION June 4, 2018
There are currently 25 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 1 wildfire is out of control, 4 are being held, 14 are under control and 6 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