Fort McMurray Area Update

Wildfire Danger is mixed in the Fort McMurray forest area

Posted on Tue, Jun 19, 2018


The current wildfire danger in the forest area is HIGH in the Fort McMurray area and Very High in Fort Smith and Fort Chipewyan. Above seasonal temperatures are forecast for the next several days.  Fine fire fuels such as grass , twigs and leaves will dry out with the extremely warm weather. Under these conditions, we can expect the danger levels to rise throughout the week.


Fort McMurray Forest Area 
Since March 1, 2018 there have been 25 wildfires that have burned approximately 2,374.48 hectares. 23 have been extinguished, 2 are Under Control.
Provincial Situation

There are currently 16 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 1 is being held, 10 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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