Wildfire Update - August 18, 2020
The wildfire danger rating for the Whitecourt Forest Area is HIGH.
Since March 1, there have been 29 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area, burning a total of 2.52 hectares. Of these wildfires, one has been turned over to the responsible parties, and 28 have been extinguished.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.
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:
- Alberta Wildfire
- Alberta Fire Bans
- FireSmart in Alberta
- Alberta Emergency Alerts
- Air Quality Health Index
- Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- 511 Road Reports
- Emergency Preparation