Fort McMurray Area Update

Fort McMurray - Wildfire Danger is Low

Posted on Sun, Jul 22, 2018

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

 WILDFIRE SITUATION - July 22, 2018 

Currently there is one wildfire in the Fort McMurray Forest Area that is being held. This wildfire is located approximately 22 km northwest of Grand Rapids Wildland Provincial Park and is being held at 3.9 hectares. This wildfire was caused by lightning on July 20.
 
Since March 1, 2018 there have been 80 wildfires that have burned approximately 2,625 hectares in the Fort McMurray Forest Area.

Provincial Situation - July 22 (as of 10:00am)

There are currently 14 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 4 are being held, 6 are under control and 4 have been turned over to the responsible parties.

Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 959 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of approximately 45,923 hectares.

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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


Unless the wildfire situation changes you can expect your next update on Monday, July 30.

Wildfire Information Officer - 780-420-1968