Fort McMurray Area Update

Fort McMurray Forest Area Wildfire Update - September 9, 2021

Posted on Thu, Sep 09, 2021

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The wildfire danger in the Fort McMurray Forest Area is HIGH around Fort McMurray and HIGH near Fort Chipewyan and Fort Smith. 

There is no fire restriction in place for the Fort McMurray Forest Area.

WILDFIRE UPDATE

There are currently nine active wildfires in the Fort McMurray Forest Area (FMFA). One is being held and eight are under control. Since March 1, there have been 110 wildfires in the FMFA, burning a total of 40,576 (ha). 


PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE as of 10:00 a.m. 

There are currently 23 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Two wildfires are being held, 20 are under control and one has been turned over to the responsible party.

Since March 1 there have been 1,204 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 52,859.81 (ha). 

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


Remember to check the hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) and remove debris before and after use.

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.

Extra caution must be used by recreationalists. Ensure your cooking and warming fires are out, and check your OHV for excess debris around the muffler. It can ignite and fall, causing a wildfire.

If you are found responsible for causing a wildfire, you can be charged with the cost of fighting that wildfire.

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

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For more information, please contact: 

Lynn Daina, Information Officer, Fort McMurray

Phone: 780-799-9253 or the PROVINCIAL Information Officer 1-866-394-3473

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