The current wildfire danger in the Fort McMurray forest area is low and moderate north of Fort Chipewyan.
There are currently 28 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 4 are being held, 18 are under control and 6 have been turned over to the responsible parties..
Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 884 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 39,243.17 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