NOTE: Due to a server issue, the status map on the Alberta Wildfire App is not updating. Please use the wildfire status map on the Alberta Wildfire webpage for current locations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are working to resolve the issue.
Rain drops the wildfire danger to low in the Whitecourt Forest Area. Although the danger is lower, passing thunderstorms are producing lightning, causing wildfires. Help firefighters by reporting smoke in the forest, call 310-FIRE (3473).
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 | Aug. 2, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.
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 24 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.
- Current wildfire status: 9 are being held, 11 are under control and 4 have been turned over to the responsible party.
- Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1,031 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area; with a total area burnt of 50,370.28 hectares.
Please note, the Alberta Wildfire app is currently experiencing technical difficulties and is not displaying the correct information. We are working to correct the issue as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconveniences. For up to date information, please visit the Wildfire Status Map.
SMOKE IN THE AIR
Smoke continues to drift into the forest area from wildfires burning in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and British Columbia, see the most current smoke forecast at firesmoke.ca.
If you are experiencing smoke related health concerns, visit Alberta Health Link or dial 811 for 24/7 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.
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: