Fort McMurray Area Update

Fort McMurray Forest Area Wildfire Update - February 24, 2020

Posted on Mon, Feb 24, 2020


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As of March 1, fire permits will be required for all burning, with the exception of heating or warming fires, within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.  Call the Fort McMurray Forest Area office at 780-743-7125 to find out how to obtain your FREE fire permit. All winter burning should be extinguished by March 1st.


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. Learn about safe winter burning practices and brush pile and windrow burning.

If you suspect a wildfire, please report it to 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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