The fire danger is High for the High Level Forest Area, and 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!
HIGH LEVEL FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 24, 2021 AT 11:30 AM
There are six active wildfires in the High Level Forest Area. Of these fires, three are classified as Under Control (UC), two are Being Held (BH) and one has been turned over to the responsible party. Being Held means, given current weather conditions and resources, the wildfire is not anticipated to grow past expected boundaries.
There have been a total of 34 wildfires since March 1, 2021 in the High Level Forest Area burning approximately 118hectares.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE | MAY 24, 2021
Since March 1, 2021 there has been a total of 361 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 1,043 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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