Fort McMurray Area Update

Fort McMurray Forest Area - October 29, 2020

Posted on Thu, Oct 29, 2020


Wildfire Update - October 29, 2020

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

Wildfire season officially ends on October 31, but safe burning practices are always in season. After October 31, fire permits are no longer required for burning. However, you are still responsible for the safe maintenance of any fires and for fully extinguishing winter burns. 

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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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