The wildfire danger rating is High in the Fort Chipewyan area, north to the border and Low in the Fort McMurray area. Smoke from the BC wildfires may drift into the area periodically. For smoke forecasts check firesmoke.ca, and for related health concerns, please call 811 or visit Alberta Health Services.
WILDFIRE SITUATION - August 29, 2018
August 29 at 10 am
There are currently 15 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Five are being held, 7 are under control, 3 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1,175 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 58,523.93 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