The wildfire danger is now high for the Whitecourt Forest Area. Warm, dry conditions are in the forecast for the next few days, increasing the potential for a wildfire to start, and spread quickly. Please take the necessary precautions to prevent a wildfire.
Lightning season is here, if you see smoke in the forest, call 310-FIRE (3473).
FIRE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED
Free fire permits are required for any burning (except campfires) within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.
If you need a fire permit in the Whitecourt Forest Area, call 780-778-7272.
If you burn without a permit, or outside of the permit conditions, your fire is a wildfire. Learn about violation tickets for burning without a permit.
WILDFIRE SITUATION | June 19, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
Whitecourt Forest Area
- In the last 24 hours, there was one wildfire in the Whitecourt Forest Area, firefighters responded quickly, and extinguished it at 0.10 hectares in size.
- Since March 1, 2018, there have been 36 wildfires; with a total area burnt of 11.75 hectares.
Province of Alberta
- There are 16 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 1 is being held, 10 are under control, and 5 have been turned over to the responsible parties. Learn more about wildfire status definitions.
- Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 600 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area; with a total area burnt of 30,290.27 hectares. More information can be found at wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.
HELP PREVENT WILDFIRE
- Never leave your campfire, and when finished, soak it, stir it, and soak it again. Learn more.
- Clean your off-highway vehicle before, during and after your ride. Learn more.
Before you go camping, or using a vehicle off-road, find out about fire advisories, restrictions, bans, and off-highway vehicle restrictions at Albertafirebans.ca, or on the Alberta Fire Bans app for Android or Apple devices.
ALBERTA WILDFIRE INFORMATION
- Subscribe to the Whitecourt Forest Area Wildfire Update to receive an email on local wildfire information.
- Get wildfire information for the province of Alberta by visiting: wildfirestatus.alberta.ca, or download the Alberta Wildfire App for Apple or Android devices.
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