Fort McMurray Area Update

Fort McMurray Forest Area Wildfire Update - April 23, 2021

Posted on Fri, Apr 23, 2021

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The wildfire danger in the Fort McMurray Forest Area is LOW, with temperatures forecasted below freezing during this week.

There are currently no fire restrictions within the Fort McMurray Forest Area.

WILDFIRE UPDATE

There are currently no active wildfires in the area. Since March 1, there have been three wildfires in the Fort McMurray Forest Area burning a total of 0.22 hectares (ha). 

PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE

There are currently seven wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta (FPA). Four are under control and three have been turned over to the responsible party.

Since March 1 there have been 128 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 117.21 ha. The five-year average for this time period is 111 wildfires, burning 270.79 ha. 

For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca


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FIRE PERMIT

During wildfire season, you are required to have a fire permit if you plan on doing any burning in the Forest Protection Area, other than a campfire. 

We urge everyone to use caution when working and recreating outdoors. Never leave your campfire unattended. Soak your campfire, stir it and soak it again.

Fort McMurray Forestry Office
Monday - Friday 0815 - 1630: 780-743-7125


For more information, please contact: 

Provincial Information Officer

Phone: 780-420-1968 or 1-866-394-3473

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