Slave Lake Area Update

Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 19

Posted on Wed, Aug 19, 2020


Wildfire danger 

The wildfire danger is MODERATE in the Slave Lake Forest Area. 


Cooler temperatures and rain are in the forecast for the next few days.

Wildfire Update August 19, 2020

The lightning from last night's storm ignited eight new wildfires. At this time, one is under control, three are being held and four have been extinguished.

Since March 1 in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 59 wildfires which have burned a total of 268.52 hectares. 

For information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit

Fire permit

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

Wabasca 780-891-3860

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.

Prevent wildfires

Albertans are always asked to use caution when working or recreating in the outdoors:  

Firefighters thank you for doing your part to prevent wildfires. 

Campfire Ad HI RES

Unless conditions change you can expect your next wildfire update on August 26th.

If you have any questions please contact:

Leah Lovequist

Wildfire Information Officer




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