Wildfire Update - July 15, 2020
Thanks to your essential diligence, effective preparations of Alberta Wildfire, as well as the recent precipitation in many areas of the province, we are lifting the fire advisory in the Forest Protection Area, effective July 14.
The wildfire danger rating for the Whitecourt Forest Area is MODERATE.
Since March 1, there have been 21 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area, burning a total of 2.34 hectares. All 21 wildfires have been extinguished.
Since March 1 in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, there have been 373 wildfires burning a total of 741.04 hectares.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.
In the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, a fire permit is required for all types of burning, except for a cooking or warming fire. Please note that fire permits may not be issued as usual under a fire advisory. To request your free fire permit call your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Office.
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