Fort McMurray Area Update

Wildfire Danger is High

Posted on Wed, Jul 18, 2018

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The wildfire danger level is HIGH for the Fort McMurray Forest Area.

 WILDFIRE SITUATION - July 18, 2018 

Currently there are two wildfires in the Fort McMurray Forest Area. Both are under control at this time.
 
Since March 1, 2018 there have been 78 wildfires that have burned approximately 2,620 hectares.

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 on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta

For more information: 

Inside the Urban Service Area: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo - 780-792-5519

Outside the Urban Service Area: Agriculture and Forestry - 780-743-7125


Wildfire Information Officer - 780-420-1968