The fire danger is Moderate for the High Level Forest Area. To report a wildfire call 310-FIRE(3473).
(Wildfire HWF044 is Under Control, thanks to the hard work of firefighters and aircraft. June 9, 2021)
HIGH LEVEL FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | JUNE 9, 2021 AT 2:00 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 classified as Under Control (UC). There is no threat to any homes or communities at this time.
Wildfire of note:
- Fire (HWF044) is located approximately 60 km west of the Zama City. This fire is Under Control (UC) at 5 hectares. There are 24 firefighters, and two helicopters are working on this wildfire.
- Fire (HWF045) is located approximately 64 km southeast of Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement. This fire is Being Held (BH) at 5 hectares. There are 25 firefighters and one helicopter are working on this fire.
Since March 1, 2021 there has been a total of 45 wildfires in the High Level Forest Area, burning a total of 74 hectares.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE | JUNE 9, 2021
Since March 1, 2021 there has been a total of 512 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 1,376 hectares.
FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT | JUNE 1, 2021
A fire advisory is in effect for the High Level Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to a lack of significant widespread rain throughout the Forest Area.
Under this advisory:
- Existing fire permits are still valid, but please be sure to review your permit conditions prior to burning.
- New permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis, only for essential burning.
- Campfires are allowed.
- Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire.
Off-highway vehicles (OHVs) can start wildfires. Please stop often to clean your exhaust and always ensure your OHV is clean and properly maintained.
If you plan on having a campfire, keep it small, safe and always attended. Prior to leaving your site or turning in for the evening, please ensure that your campfire has been fully extinguished. Soak it, stir it, soak it again to ensure it is out.
If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE. The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.
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
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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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