WHITECOURT FOREST AREA
The wildfire danger in the Whitecourt Forest Area is VERY 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 UNDER CONTROL and was detected August 10, 2021. The wildfire is located approximately 15 kilometers south west of Fox Creek and is currently 1.5 hectares in size. There is currently one wildfire crew, one helicopter, and one water truck allocated to the fire.
WWF112 is classified as BEING HELD and was detected August 11, 2021. The wildfire is located approximately two kilometers north east of Goose Lake and is two kilometers from Highway 658. The fire is currently 0.90 hectares in size. There is one helicopter and one crew allocated to the wildfire.
There are no threats to any communities at this time.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 109 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area, burning approximately 51.60 hectares. There were three previously reported wildfires that began before March 1, 2021, burning a total of 0.23 hectares. One wildfire is being held, four wildfires are under control, and 107 wildfires have been extinguished.
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 1,073 wildfires recorded in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 52,335 hectares.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
You can reduce the risk of your off-highway vehicle causing a wildfire by following these simple steps:
- Before you ride, clean out hot spots and remove debris from your machine.
- After riding through muskeg or tall grass, stop and remove any build-up from your machine.
- Carry firefighting equipment such as a small shovel, collapsible pail or fire extinguisher.
- Wash your quad, trike or bike and keep it clean; do not wash in streams and creeks.
- Make sure your muffler and spark arrestor are working properly.
- Stop frequently. Take the time to knock debris from your machine’s hot spots. If the debris is smouldering, soak it, stir it, and soak it again to make sure it’s out.
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A mix of sun and cloud. Wind coming in from the northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h. High of 21 today.
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