The wildfire danger is MODERATE in the Slave Lake Forest Area. Temperatures are expected to remain high for the next few days and there is a strong possibility of lightning. Call 310-FIRE if you see smoke or a wildfire in the Forest Protection Area.
Wildfire Update August 17, 2020
Since March 1 in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 51 wildfires which have burned a total of 268.31 hectares.
For information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.
In the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, a fire permit is required for all types of burning, except for a cooking or warming fire.
To request your free fire permit call your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Office.
Slave Lake/Red Earth/Peerless/Trout 780-849-7377
High Prairie 780-523-6619
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 fire permit you help keep our firefighters free to fight real wildfires instead of responding to the smoke in your backyard.
- Get a permit if you're within the Forest Protection Area and you plan on burning with the exception of a campfire. For permit information, click here.
- Clear debris from hot spots on your off-highway vehicle.
- Ensure your campfire is out - Soak it, stir it, soak it again.
- Visit the albertafirebans.ca website or download the app to stay informed.
- If you spot a wildfire report it by calling 310-FIRE.
Firefighters thank you for doing your part to prevent wildfires.
Unless conditions change you can expect your next wildfire update on August 19th.
If you have any questions please contact:
Wildfire Information Officer
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
- Emergency Preparation