Fort McMurray Area Update

Fort McMurray Forest Area Wildfire Update March 10

Posted on Tue, Mar 10, 2020

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Wildfire Update

The wildfire danger in the Fort McMurray Forest Area is LOW. Since the start of the fire season on March 1, there have been 2 wildfires recorded. One has been extinguished and one is being held. Click here for the latest information on the current wildfire situation across the province.

Fire Permits

Fire permits are 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 obtain your FREE fire permit. All winter burning should now be extinguished.

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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

1-800-973-9663

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

Lynn Daina, Information Officer

780-799-9253 - lynn.daina@gov.ab.ca

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