WHITECOURT FOREST AREA
The wildfire danger in the Whitecourt Forest Area is LOW.
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.
If you require a free fire permit call 780-778-7166.
WHITECOURT WILDFIRE UPDATE
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. The cause of this wildfire was determined to be lightning.
There are no threats to any communities at this time.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 117 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area, burning approximately 51.93 hectares. There were three previously reported wildfires that began before March 1, 2021, burning a total of 0.23 hectares. One wildfire is under control and 119 wildfires have been extinguished.
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 1,138 wildfires recorded in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 52,869 hectares.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
Thank you to the Summer Recreation program of Barrhead for inviting Alberta Wildfire and Bertie Beaver for an afternoon of fun! We hope the kids enjoyed the games and their gift bags!
After your done with your campfire follow these steps:
- Let the fire burn down before you plan on putting it out. Spread the embers within the fire pit, then add water or loose dirt, and stir.
- Expose any material still burning. Add more water and stir again until you can no longer see smoke or steam. Do not bury your fire as the embers may continue to smoulder and can re-emerge as a wildfire.
- Repeat until your campfire is cool to the touch.
- If your fire is out, you should not be able to feel any heat from the ashes.
Don't forget to soak it, stir it, and soak it again!
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