The wildfire danger level is HIGH for the Fort McMurray Forest Area.
WILDFIRE SITUATION - July 18, 2018
Provincial Situation - July 18 (as of 10:00am)
There are currently 18 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 4 are being held, 10 are under control and 4 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 935 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of approximately 45,906 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: Agriculture and Forestry - 780-743-7125
Wildfire Information Officer - 780-420-1968