Fort McMurray Area Update

Wildfire Danger Moderate

Posted on Fri, Jun 08, 2018


Today's wildfire danger in the forest is Moderate


The most unstable air is over the northeastern boreal today with a risk of strong winds and hail developing later this afternoon.

Fort Chipewyan - today's high 24 C, possible rain and thunder showers, winds SE15G30. 

Fort McMurray - today's high 24 C, possible rain and thunder showers, winds SE20.


Fort McMurray Forest Area Situation
Since March 1, 2018 there have been 22 wildfires that have burned approximately 2,377.26 hectares.19 have been extinguished, 3 are Under Control.
MWF-016-18, Otter Lake Fire, discovered May 26, is 2,320 hectares and is Under Control. It's located 17 kilometres northeast of Firebag compound.
MWF-020-18, discovered May 29, is 42.25 hectares and is Under Control. It's located just to the east of Gordon Lake.
Provincial Situation

There are currently 19 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 2 are being held, 12 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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