Fort McMurray Area Update

Wildfire Danger is Variable

Posted on Thu, Jul 05, 2018

gfx-hsb-wildfiredangerupdate-moderate.jpgThe 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. 

WILDFIRE SITUATION 

Fort McMurray Forest Area
 
Since March 1, 2018 there have been 78 wildfires that have burned approximately 2,651.23 hectares. Two are being held, 2 are under control and 74 have been extinguished.

Provincial Situation

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 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