Warm, dry conditions, keep the wildfire danger at high for the Whitecourt Forest Area. Today, the wind will be northwest in direction at 20 km/h, gusting to 35 km/h, and rain is not in the forecast.
Smoke is drifting into the area from a wildfire burning in the Edson Forest Area, EWF-077 is burning out of control at 1,250 ha in size, read more. If you have smoke-related health concerns, please call Health Link at 811, or visit myhealth.alberta.ca.
Please remember, the conditions on a fire permit state you can not burn when wind speeds exceed 12 km/h.
Image: Fire Lookouts, firefighters, helicopters, airtankers, and heavy equipment are on alert and ready to respond to any new wildfires.
WILDFIRE SITUATION | June 28, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.
Whitecourt Forest Area
- In the last 24 hours, there have been zero wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area.
- Since March 1, 2018, there have been 44 wildfires; with a total area burnt of 12.29 hectares.
HELP PREVENT WILDFIRE
- 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 taking 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.
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.
FireSmart Community Series 2018 – Working Towards a Resilient Alberta
When: October 2nd – 4th, 2018
Where: MacDonald Island Conference Centre, Fort MacMuarry, Alberta
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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