The fire danger is Moderate for the High Level Forest Area, however, please continue to use caution in areas of dead/dry grass. Remember this long weekend to stay safe and put out your campfire. Soak it, stir it and soak it again!
(Fire HWF025, May 22, 2021.)
HIGH LEVEL FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 22, 2021 AT 4:00 PM
There are currently 3 wildfires in the High Level Forest Area. Of these fires, two are classified as Under Control (UC) and one is Out of Control (OC).
- Fire number HWF025 is classified as Out of Control (OC) at 18 hectares in size and is located in the community of Fox Lake. There are 20 firefighters, three helicopters and airtankers working on this fire. There is no threat to the community at this time.
There have been a total of 25 wildfires since March 1, 2021 in the High Level Forest Area burning approximately 23 hectares.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 22, 2021
Since March 1, 2021 there has been a total of 307 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 927 hectares.
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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