Fort McMurray Area Update

Fort McMurray Forest Area Wildfire Update - April 27, 2021

Posted on Tue, Apr 27, 2021


The wildfire danger in the Fort McMurray Forest Area is LOW.

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


There are currently no active wildfires in the Fort McMurray Forest Area (FMFA). Since March 1, there have been four wildfires in the FMFA, burning a total of 0.42 hectares (ha). 


As of 10 a.m. on April 27, 2021, there were 12 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA) of Alberta. One of these wildfires is out of control, nine are under control and two have been turned over to the responsible party.

  • RWF-019 – This wildfire is located in the Rocky Mountain House Forest Area, 3 kilometres south of Elk River Road and 14 kilometres west of Brazeau Reservoir. It is approximately 62 hectares in size and is classified as out of control. There are two wildland firefighters and two helicopters fighting this wildfire with support from airtankers as required.

Fire Danger Rating: mainly low to moderate across the province.

Since March 1 there have been 157 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 189.81 ha. 

For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit



Residents from the Fort McMurray area are invited to take the wildfire pledge and protect our forests.

Help prevent human-caused wildfires in the Fort McMurray Forest Area (FMFA) by signing our wildfire pledge. By taking the pledge, your name will be automatically entered into a draw to win an educational helicopter tour.

The FMFA averages 25 human-caused wildfires per year. Over the last 10 years, these wildfires have cost the government nearly $19 million per year.

Let’s work together to reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in the FMFA. Commit to reducing human-caused wildfires today:

  • I will always use fire responsibly and safely in the FMFA.
  • I will fully extinguish my campfire by soaking it, stirring it and soaking it again.
  • I will stop and check my off-highway vehicle regularly for built-up debris while riding off-road.
  • I will report any smoke I see in the forested areas to 310-FIRE
  • I will be an ambassador for fire safety when enjoying Alberta’s forested areas with friends and family.

Take the pledge



Download the Alberta Wildfire App to access provincial wildfire status maps and updates on your mobile device.



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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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