Windy conditions increase the wildfire danger to high in the Whitecourt Forest Area; meaning a wildfire can start easily and spread quickly. Please take the time to prevent a wildfire.
SMOKE IN THE AIR
Smoke continues to drift into the forest area from wildfires burning in British Columbia. See the most current smoke forecast at firesmoke.ca.
If you are experiencing health concerns related to the inhalation of smoke from wildfire, visit Alberta Health Link, or dial 811 for 24 hour health advice.
FIRE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED
Free fire permits are required for any burning (except campfires) within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Permits help firefighters know where planned burning is taking place, leaving them ready to respond to new wildfires.
If you need a fire permit in the Whitecourt Forest Area, call 780-778-7272.
If you burn without a permit, or outside of the permit conditions, your fire is a wildfire. Learn about violation tickets for burning without a permit.
HELP PREVENT WILDFIRE
Before you go camping, or taking a vehicle off-road, find out about fire advisories, restrictions, bans, and off-highway vehicle restrictions at Albertafirebans.ca, or on the Alberta Fire Bans app for Android or Apple devices.
WILDFIRE SITUATION (1000hrs)
Whitecourt Forest Area
- In the last 24 hours, there have been zero wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area.
- Since March 1, 2018, there have been 51 wildfires; with a total area burnt of 13.99 hectares.
Province of Alberta
- There are 16 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.
- Current wildfire status: 4 are Being Held (BH), 8 are Under Control (UC), and 4 have been turned over to the responsible party.
- Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1,129 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area; with a total area burnt of 52,298.29 hectares.
For more information, visit the Alberta Wildfire status map.
ALBERTA WILDFIRE INFORMATION
- Email: subscribe to the email distribution list for the Whitecourt Forest Area Wildfire Update.
- Web sites: wildfire.alberta.ca, wildfirestatus.alberta.ca, Albertafirebans.ca
- Mobile Apps: