Slave Lake Area Update

Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update January 9th

Posted on Thu, Jan 09, 2020


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Winter Burning

Fire permits are no longer required for burning, however you are still responsible for any fires you light in the winter.

A fire left smouldering can burn underground all winter long and cause a wildfire in the spring.Firefighters urge you to go back and check your winter burns to ensure they are extinguished.

Before conducting your winter burning review Brush Piles and Windrows Safe Burning Practices.

Please report your winter burn locations by calling 780-849-7405.

McMillan Wildfire

Wildfire Investigators from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry and Investigators from the RCMP's Forestry Crimes Unit have determined the cause of the wildfire to be arson.

If you are a witness to this act or have information, please report it to by calling 1-833-999-FIRE (3473).A reward may be given for information leading to an arrest.

For more details click here.


Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2020 applications are being accepted until January 17th.For details visit

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Unless conditions change your next update will be February 3rd..

If you have any questions please contact:

Leah Lovequist

Wildfire Information Officer

Mobile: 780-849-0945