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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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.
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 wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
For more information, please contact:
Provincial Information Officer
Phone: 1-780-420-1968 or 1-866-394-3473
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