Fort McMurray Area Update

Fort McMurray Forest Area - October 22, 2020

Posted on Thu, Oct 22, 2020


Wildfire Update - October 22, 2020

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

Since March 1, the Fort McMurray Forest Area has recorded 20 wildfires that have burned a total of 269.4 hectares. Of these, 15 have been human-caused and 5 have been caused by lightning.

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Have you ever wanted to be a wildland firefighter? Here's your chance!

Crew applications for the 2021 wildfire season are now being accepted. Experience a seasonal position like no other! Work with like-minded individuals who have a passion for hard work and building a positive team dynamic. Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2020.

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Fire Permits

A fire permit is required for burning other than a cooking and warming fire until October 31. Fire permits are being issued but will need to be approved by a Forest Officer. Please call 780-743-7125 to request a fire permit.

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

For more information, please contact: 

Provincial Information Officer

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



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