WHITECOURT FOREST AREA
The wildfire danger in the Whitecourt Forest Area is HIGH.
Whitecourt Forest Area Update
If you see smoke or flame in the forest call 310-FIRE (3473).
For any fire advisories, restrictions, or bans please click on https://www.albertafirebans.ca/ for more information specific to your area.
WHITECOURT WILDFIRE UPDATE
WWF108 is classified as UNDER CONTROL and was detected August 6, 2021. The wildfire is located approximately 19 km north of Whitecourt and is currently 0.10 hectares in size. There is one wildfire personnel allocated to monitor the wildfire. The cause of the fire was determined to be lightning.
WWF109 is classified as UNDER CONTROL and was detected August 9, 2021. The wildfire is located approximately 23 km south west of Fox Creek and is currently 0.01 hectares in size. There is one wildfire personnel allocated to monitor the wildfire.
WWF110 is classified as UNDER CONTROL and was detected August 10, 2021. The wildfire is located approximately 59 kilometers south west of Fox Creek and is currently 0.01 hectares in size. There is one wildfire personnel monitoring the wildfire.
WILDFIRES OF NOTE
WWF111 is classified as OUT OF CONTROL and was detected August 10, 2021. The wildfire is located approximately 15 kilometers south west of Fox Creek and is currently 1 hectare in size. There are currently two wildfire crews, one airtanker, and one helicopter working on the fire.
There are no threats to any communities at this time.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 108 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area, burning approximately 50.20 hectares. There were three previously reported wildfires that began before March 1, 2021, burning a total of 0.23 hectares. One wildfire is out of control, three wildfires are under control, and 107 wildfires have been extinguished.
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 1,066 wildfires recorded in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 52,314 hectares.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
Prescribed fires are the knowledgeable and controlled applications of fires on a specific land area to accomplish planned and well-defined resource management objectives. These fires are applied under select weather conditions and managed in such a way as to minimize the emission of smoke and maximize the benefits to the site.
The provincial prescribed fire program is a proactive approach to wildfire and forest management. By removing fine fuels in open areas, prescribed fires help reduce the size and intensity of future wildfires that potentially threaten:
- Communities or Human Life
- Natural Resources
- Watersheds and Soils
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Mainly sunny. Winds from the west at 30 km/h gusts up to 50 km/h this afternoon. Mid 20s today.
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