WHITECOURT FOREST AREA
The wildfire danger in the Whitecourt Forest Area is HIGH.
A fire advisory is in effect for the Whitecourt Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to a lack of significant precipitation.
This advisory is in effect for the Forest Protection Area within the Whitecourt Forest Area and does not include lands within the town boundary of Whitecourt, Fox Creek and Swan Hills.
Under this advisory:
- Fire permits are suspended, excluding permits for burn barrels;
- No new permits will be issued until conditions change;
- Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire;
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished. If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE.
The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 11 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area, burning a total of 2.22 hectares. There were 3 previously reported wildfires that began before March 1, 2021, burning a total of 0.23 hectares. All 14 of these wildfires have been extinguished.
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 198 wildfires recorded in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 854 hectares.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
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During wildfire season, you are required to have a fire permit if you plan on doing any burning in the Forest Protection Area, other than a campfire.
We urge everyone to use caution when working and recreating outdoors. Never leave your campfire unattended. Soak your campfire, stir it and soak it again.To request a free fire permit please call 780-778-7166
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