Whitecourt Area Update

Whitecourt Forest Area Wildfire Update - July 28, 2020

Posted on Thu, Jul 23, 2020


Wildfire Update - July 28, 2020

Thanks to your essential diligence, effective preparations of Alberta Wildfire, as well as the recent precipitation in many areas of the province, the fire advisory in the Forest Protection Area was lifted on July 14.

The wildfire danger rating for the Whitecourt Forest Area is MODERATE.

Since March 1, there have been 23 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area, burning a total of 2.36 hectares. All 23 wildfires have been extinguished.

Since March 1 in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, there have been 396 wildfires burning a total of 757 hectares.

For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.


Fire permit

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:

Phone: 1-866-394-3473




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