Whitecourt Area Update

Whitecourt Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 12, 2020

Posted on Wed, Aug 12, 2020


Wildfire Update - August 12, 2020

The wildfire danger rating for the Whitecourt Forest Area is MODERATE.

Since March 1, there have been 28 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area, burning a total of 2.51 hectares. All 28 wildfires have been extinguished.

For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.

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Make sure your campfire is fully extinguished before you leave.

  • In campgrounds or recreational areas, use the designated stoves, rings, or fire pits. They are designed to keep fires from spreading and are the best choice for a safe campfire.
  • When outside of a campground, use sites that are clear of dry grass, bushes, leaves, branches, tree trunks, peat moss, and overhanging branches. If the site has already been used for a campfire, use the same site.
  • Build your campfires on level ground that is sheltered from wind.
  • Have enough water on hand to extinguish your fire. 

Please visit AlbertaFireBans.ca for a map of the affected area.

For more information, please contact:

Phone: 1-866-394-3473




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