Fort McMurray Area Update

Fort McMurray - wildfire danger High

Posted on Wed, Aug 15, 2018


Recent temperatures, higher humidity values, and stable conditions have the fire danger in the Fort McMurray forest area at high. The next update will be Monday, August 20.

For smoke forecasts check, and for related health concerns, please call 811 or visiAlberta Health Services.

WILDFIRE SITUATION - August 17, 2018

Since March 1, 2018 there have been 94 wildfires that have burned approximately 2,671 hectares in the Fort McMurray Forest Area. There are currently no fires in the Fort McMurray forest area.

Provincial Situation

August 17 at 10 am

There are currently 16 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Four are being held, 8 are under control, and 4 have been turned over to the responsible parties.

Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1,129 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 52,289.29 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! 

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BC Wildfire information

Ontario Wildfire Information

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 Friday, August 10.

Wildfire Information Officer - 780-743-7265

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