NOTE: Due to a server issue, the status map on the Alberta Wildfire App will be unable to update for the foreseeable future. Until we are able to find a solution, please use the wildfire status map on the Alberta Wildfire webpage for the most update-to-date map information. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The wildfire danger level is HIGH in the Fort McMurray area, and VERY HIGH in the Fort Chipewyan area. Smoke in the area is coming from the wildfires in BC. Check firesmoke.ca. If you have smoke related health concerns, please call 811 or visit Alberta Health Services.
WILDFIRE SITUATION - August 9, 2018
August 9 at 10 am
There are currently 24 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 1 is out of control, 8 are being held, 12 are under control, and 3 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
o RWF-049 (Skeleton Creek Wildfire) – This out of control wildfire is 624 hectares in size and is located in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area, 1.4 km east of the junction of Forbidden Creek and Skeleton Creek, and 5.4 km northwest of the Scalp Creek Natural Area . There are 14 wildland firefighters and support staff and 3 helicopters currently fighting this wildfire.
- Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1,102 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 50,424.89 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
Unless the wildfire situation changes you can expect your next update on Friday, August 10.
Wildfire Information Officer - 780-743-7265