Fort McMurray Area Update

Fort McMurray - Wildfire danger split north and south

Posted on Mon, Sep 24, 2018


The wildfire danger rating is Moderate in the south half of the forest area and High to Very High in the northern portion.


Since March 1, 2018 there have been 98 wildfires that have burned approximately 3,272.32 hectares in the Fort McMurray Forest Area.
Provincial Situation

September 24 

There are currently 12 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 9 are under control and 3 have been turned over to the responsible parties.

Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1,230 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 59,789.57 hectares.

Unless conditions change, you can expect your next wildfire update on October 1.


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.

Prevent wildfires, ride debris FREE. 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

Wildfire Information Officer - 780-743-7265

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