Today's wildfire danger in the forest is Very High.
Thunderstorm activity is forecast to develop giving a risk of heavy rain and strong downdrafts. Winds will increase as the system intensifies through the day.
Fort Chipewyan - today's high 27 C, possible rain and thunder showers, winds SE25G40.
Fort McMurray - today's high 28 C, possible rain and thunder showers, winds SE30G45.
WILDFIRE SITUATION June 9, 2018
There are currently 20 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 5 are being held, 12 are under control and 3 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