The current wildfire danger in the Fort McMurray forest area runs from low to moderate in the south, to high in the north. Generally stable conditions are forecast with a slight chance of thundershowers and rain in the Boreal zones.
There are currently 26 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 2 are being held, 19 are under control and 5 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 885 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 39,243.18 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