Slave Lake Area Update

Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update - July 17

Posted on Wed, Jul 15, 2020


Fire Advisory lifted

Thanks to your essential diligence, effective preparations of Alberta Wildfire, as well as the recent precipitation in many areas of the province, the fire advisory in the Forest Protection Area has been lifted. 

Wildfire danger 

The wildfire danger is moderate for areas around and south of Lesser Slave Lake. Click here to view the wildfire danger map.


The high for Saturday will be 19 degrees and winds will be from the northwest 15 to 20 kilometres per hour.Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the weekend.

Wildfire Update July 17, 2020 3:30 pm

Since March 1 in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 48 wildfires which have burned a total of 264.58 hectares. 

The McMillan Wildfire which occurred during the 2019 wildfire season, remains under control and will be infrared scanned.

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

Report wildfires by calling 310-FIRE(3473).

fire permits required

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. Please note that fire permits may not be issued as usual under a fire advisory.

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 July 21st.

If you have any questions please contact:

Leah Lovequist

Wildfire Information Officer




Social Media:

Join the conversation onfacebook.jpgtwitter.jpginstagram.jpg