Slave Lake Area Update

Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update October 7th - Firefighters burning grass

Posted on Mon, Oct 07, 2019



Firefighters burning grass

Today, firefighters will be burning grass at Muskeg Lake which is located 8 kilometres north of Slave Lake on the east side of Highway 88. If you have any questions please contact Wildfire Information Officer Leah Lovequist 780-849-0945.

Wildfire Danger

The wildfire danger is LOW in the Slave Lake Forest Area.  Unless conditions change your next wildfire update will be October 14th..

There was one new wildfire on October 2nd in the Wabasca area. It was quickly extinguished by firefighters.

Since March 1, 2019 in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 166 wildfires and 274,150 hectares burned. SWF-049 is under control and has burned 273,045 hectares.

Provincial Wildfire Situation

For information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta click here.

Click here to view a map of the wildfires burning in Alberta.

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Fire Permits are required until October 31st

From March 1st to October 31st, a fire permit is required for any type of burning in the Forest Protection AreaA campfire for cooking or warming does not require a fire permit.

To request your free fire permit call your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Office:

Slave Lake/Red Earth/Trout/Peerless/Loon 780-849-7377

Wabasca 780-891-3860 

High Prairie 780-523-6619

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Please do your part to prevent wildfires this fall.

Make sure your campfire is out 

A campfire left smoldering can cause a wildfire. Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it's out. Soak it with water, stir up the ashes and soak it again. A campfire is out when the ashes are cool to the touch.

Ride debris free 

An off-highway vehicle exhaust can reach temperatures of over 200 degrees Celsius. That means it won't take long for that wet and muddy debris to dry up, start smouldering and fall to the ground as you drive away. You can help prevent a wildfire by stopping frequently to remove any build-up of debris from the hot spots on your machine.

Unless conditions change your next wildfire update will be October 14th.

If you have any questions please contact:

Leah Lovequist

Wildfire Information Officer

Mobile: 780-849-0945


Keep up to date on the wildfire situation by subscribing to the Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update or download the free Alberta Wildfire app for Apple or Android devices.