The wildfire danger in the Fort McMurray area is HIGH, and EXTREME north of Lake Athabasca.
Recreational users in the Richardson Back-country and public lands around Fort McMurray should take extra caution with OHV use. Safe OHV and campfire use practices should be applied.
Fort McMurray Forest Area Wildfire Update
There are currently 9 wildfires burning, all lightning starts. No values at risk are threatened. Eight are being held, and 1 is under control.
There are 64 firefighters, 13 helicopters and 2 air tankers and heavy equipment pre-positioned, and working on these fires today.
Since March 1st, there have been 68 wildfires in the Fort McMurray Forest Area burning a total of 5,946.69 hectares.
Provincial Summary - 10 am, July 21
Since our last report on July 20 at 10 a.m., there have been 4 new wildfires recorded in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. One is out of control, 1 is being held, and 2 have been extinguished.
There are currently 39 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 1 are out of control, 23 are being held, 9 are under control and 6 have been turned over to the responsible parties.
Since March 1, 2019, Alberta has recorded 817 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta that have burned a total of 817,426.90 hectares.
If you spot a wildfire, call 310-FIRE!
Fort McMurray area contacts:
Inside the Urban Service Area contact: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 780-743-7000 or 1-800-973-9663
Outside the Urban Service Area contact: Alberta Forestry at 780-743-7125
Lynn Daina, Information Officer