Whitecourt Area Update

Moderate Wildfire Danger - Whitecourt Forest Area - June 26, 2018

Posted on Fri, Jun 22, 2018



Cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity keeps the wildfire danger to moderate for the Whitecourt Forest Area. Even though the danger is moderate, it is still important to be mindful of preventing wildfires when out working or enjoying the forested areas. For example, please ensure you have a permit for any burning (except campfires), within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, and take the time to properly extinguish all burn sites, including campfires. 

Thunderstorms producing lightning are forecast to continue today; if you see smoke in the forest, report it by calling 310-FIRE (3473).

Image: Showers passing through the Whitecourt Forest Area.

WILDFIRE SITUATION | June 26, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.

Whitecourt Forest Area
  • In the last 24 hours, there was one wildfire in the Whitecourt Forest Area. Firefighters responded quickly extinguishing it at 0.01 hectares in size.
  • Since March 1, 2018, there have been 44 wildfires; with a total area burnt of 12.29 hectares.

Province of Alberta

  • There are 68 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 1 is out of control, 30 are being held, 33 are under control, and 4 have been turned over to the responsible parties. Learn more about wildfire status definitions.

  • Since March 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 847 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area; with a total area burnt of 33,048.08 hectares. More information can be found at wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.


  • Never leave your campfire unattended, 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. 


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.



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Unless conditions change, your next wildfire update will be June 29, 2018, at 2:00 p.m.
Shannon Stambaugh
Wildfire Information Officer
Phone: 780.706.5336
Email: shannon.stambaugh@gov.ab.ca




Whitecourt Forest Area Wildfire Update