Fort McMurray Area Update

Wildfire Danger LOW

Posted on Wed, Jun 06, 2018


Today's wildfire danger in the forest is Low. Temperatures are below normal but are expected to recover later in the week. Stay current on Alberta's Fire Ban status by checking


Unstable conditions will continue today giving widely scattered showers and thunder showers.

Fort Chipewyan - today's high 15 C with rain, winds SW10. Fort McMurray - today's high 17 C with rain, winds SE10/SW15 .


Fort McMurray Forest Area Situation
Since March 1, 2018 there have been 22 wildfires that have burned approximately 2,377.26 hectares.18 have been extinguished, 4 are Under Control.
MWF-016-18, Otter Lake Fire, discovered May 26, is 2,320 hectares and is now Under Control. It's located 17 kilometres northeast of Firebag compound.
MWF-020-18, discovered May 29, is 42.25 hectares and is now Under Control. The wildfire is located just to the east of Gordon Lake.
Provincial Situation 

There are currently 22 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 3 are being held, 14 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 on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta

For more information: 

Inside the Urban Service Area contactRegional 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 780-743-7265

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