WHITECOURT FOREST AREA
The wildfire danger in the Whitecourt Forest Area is HIGH.
WHITECOURT FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE
WWF015 has been turned over to the responsible parties at this time and is approximately 0.01 hectares in size. The fire is located approximately 2.7 km south-east of Whitecourt.
WWF016 is being classified as extinguished at this time and is approximately 0.10 hectares in size. The fire is approximately 16 km north of Fox Creek.
Crews will search for hotspots in the area and monitor the fires until they're classified as extinguished. WWF015 does not pose a threat to any communities at this time. The cause of the wildfires are under investigation.
Wildfire WCU002 is burning west of Tomahawk between range road 63 and range road 70, and between township roads 510 and 514.
Alberta Wildfire is assisting Parkland County with wildfire operations.
A mutual aid resource sharing agreement enables the province to share wildland fire resources. Alberta Wildfire has agreements with local municipalities, such as Parkland County to provide firefighting resources when requested.
Evacuations are initiated by the local municipality and enforced by the RCMP. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry does not enact evacuation orders.
Please visit www.parklandcounty.com or Parkland County’s Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.
For evacuation information, please visit: https://emergencyalert.alberta.ca/
During the wildfire season you're required to have a fire permit if you plan on doing any burning in the Forest Protection Area, with the exception of a campfire.
To request a free fire permit please call 780-778-7166.
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.
A fire advisory is no longer in effect for the Whitecourt Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area.
More information can be found at https://www.albertafirebans.ca/
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.
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 13 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area, burning approximately 2.33 hectares. There were three previously reported wildfires that began before March 1, 2021, burning a total of 0.23 hectares. There is currently one wildfire that has been turned over to the responsible parties and 15 wildfires have been extinguished.
Since March 1, 2021, there have been 273 wildfires recorded in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning a total of 901 hectares.
For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
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