Fort McMurray Area Update

The Wildfire danger is MODERATE, Oct. 29, 2018

Posted on Wed, Oct 24, 2018


The wildfire danger rating is MODERATE. Use caution when using an off-highway vehicle in areas of dead grass and always remember to put out your campfire by soaking and stirring it. Repeat until it is cold to the touch. 


Since March 1, 2018 there have been 107 wildfires that have burned approximately 3,295 hectares in the Fort McMurray Forest Area.
Provincial Situation
There are currently 16 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Eight are under control, and 8 have been turned over to the responsible parties.

Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1,286 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area that have burned a total of 59,769 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.

Prevent wildfires, ride debris FREE. 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
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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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