Last year 88 per cent of wildfires in Alberta were human-caused, meaning they are preventable. In the spring, almost all wildfires in Alberta are caused by human activity. As snow melts, it exposes dead, dry grass, twigs and leaves that can be fuel for a fast-moving wildfire. When extinguishing a campfire: soak it, stir it, and soak it again.
Did you know Alberta Wildfire just launched a brand new app to keep you up-to-date with the wildfire situation in the province?
Download the new app today and get access to accurate, real-time information on wildfires in your area. You can also find information on fire advisories, restrictions and bans across the province and much more. Available for Apple and Android.
For more information
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer