The fire danger is High for the High Level Forest Area. Given the hot dry weather and forecasted thunderstorms, please continue to use caution in the forested areas. Please report wildfires by calling 310-FIRE(3473).
HIGH LEVEL FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | JULY 11, 2021 AT 1:30 PM
There are four active wildfires in the High Level Forest Area. Of these fires, one is classified as Being Held (BH) and three are Under Control (UC). Since March 1st there have been 60 wildfires in the High Level Forest Area burning a total of 2, 866 hectares.
Wildfires of note,
- Wildfire HWF059 is located approximately 42 km northeast of the community of John D’Or Prairie, 52 km northwest from the community of Fox Lake and 14 km southwest of Pitchimi Lake. This fire is classified as Being Held (BH) at 2,728 hectares. There is no threat to any communities at this time.
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).
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE | JULY 11, 2021
Since March 1, 2021 there has been a total of 797 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 8,752 hectares.
There is smoke drifting into the High Level Forest Area, particularly in the western part of the forest area from wildfires burning in British Columbia. If you have smoke related health issues please talk to your doctor or call Alberta Health Link at 811. To see a smoke forecast map please click here.
With the forecasted hot and dry weather please ensure you are taking extra care when burning. Always burn responsibly, follow the guidelines of your permit and monitor your burn site.
From March 1st until October 31st, fire permits are required for any burning, except 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.
Fire permits help us to track what is burning on the landscape. If you're burning without a fire permit or outside fire permit conditions, your fire is considered a wildfire. By getting a permit you help keep our firefighters free to fight wildfire.
NEW ALBERTA WILDFIRE MOBILE APP
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 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.
Victoria Ostendorf | Wildfire Information Officer
High Level Forest Area
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