Fort McMurray Area Update

Fort McMurray Forest Area Wildfire Update - January 3, 2020

Posted on Fri, Jan 03, 2020


Safe burning practices are always in season.  Frequently check your winter burns and ensure you fully extinguish your fire.

A fire left smouldering can burn underground all winter long and cause a wildfire in the spring. Firefighters urge you to go back and check your winter burns to ensure they are extinguished. Please review Windrows and Brush Piles Safe Burning Practices.

If you suspect a wildfire, please report it to 310 FIRE. Residents are not required to contact Alberta Wildfire outside of fire season when burning, however we appreciate the information in the event that smoke is reported by the public.  You can contact the Forestry Office at 780-743-7125.


Safe campfire

 If you spot a wildfire, call 310-FIRE! 

For more information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta

Fort McMurray area contacts:

Inside the Urban Service Area contact: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 780-743-7000 or


Outside the Urban Service Area contact: Alberta Forestry at 780-743-7125 

Lynn Daina, Information Officer


Phone: 1-866-FYI-FIRE




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