The fire danger is High for the High Level Forest Area, due to the current and forecasted hot and dry weather. Remember to always extinguish your fire. Soak it, stir it, and soak it again! To report a wildfire call 310-FIRE(3473).
HIGH LEVEL FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE | JUNE 28, 2021 AT 6:00 PM
Due to the hot and dry conditions combined with lightning in the High Level Forest Area, firefighters and aircraft support have responded to seven new wildfires. There is no threat to any communities or homes at this time.
To report a wildfire please call, 310-FIRE(3473).
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE | JUNE 28, 2021
Since March 1, 2021 there has been a total of 590 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 1,577 hectares.
FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT | JUNE 25, 2021 AS OF 10:00 AM
Due to the current and forecasted hot and dry weather the High Level Forest Area has a Fire Advisory in effect.
Under this advisory:
- Existing fire permits are still valid, however, a fire permit renewal may not be issued.
- 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.
This fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.
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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