WILDFIRE UPDATE | AUGUST 28, 2021 AT 12:00 PM
There are 8 active wildfires in the High Level Forest Area. Of three fires, 1 is Out of Control (OC) , 3 are classified as being held (BH) and 4 are Under Control (UC).
Since March 1st there have been 75 wildfires in the High Level Forest Area burning a total of 2,935 hectares.
For a map of all fire locations in the High Level Forest Area and the province please check out the wildfire status map on the wildfire.alberta.ca website. To report a wildfire please call, 310-FIRE (3473).
Since March 1 there have been 1,153 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 52,880 hectares.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
From March 1st until October 31st, fire permits are required for any burning, excluding campfires, in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. To request your free fire permit, call the High Level Forest Area permit line at 780-926-5407. Leave a message with your home location, burn location, what you plan to burn and our patrolmen will get back to you.
Be aware of your permit conditions and when it is and isn't appropriate to burn. During wildfire season, fire permits may be suspended or cancelled, depending on the wildfire danger. For a list of approved activities under the Fire Ban System visit https://wildfire.alberta.ca/prevention/fire-ban-system.aspx
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If you're having a campfire in the Forest Protection of Area, make sure it's fully extinguished when you are done. Soak it, stir it, and soak it again until the ashes are cool to the touch. Never leave a campfire unattended!
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit www.wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.
Stay tuned to www.albertafirebans.ca throughout the wildfire season for more information about fire bans and restrictions in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.
For more information, please contact:
Victoria Ostendorf | Wildfire Information Officer
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
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- Emergency Preparation