The current wildfire danger in the forest area is low thanks to the rain.
There are currently 46 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. One is out of control, 14 are being held, 25 are under control and 6 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 862 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 39,229.66 hectares.
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