Whitecourt Area Update

Whitecourt Forest Area Wildfire Update - May 16, 2019

Posted on Thu, May 16, 2019


Due to recent precipitation and weather conditions, the wildfire danger for the Whitecourt Forest Area is LOW.

Wildfire Update - May 16, 2019

Since March 1, there have been 19 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area burning a total of 6.78 hectares. 1 wildfire has been turned over to the responsible parties and 18 have been extinguished.
Since March 1 in the Province of Alberta, there have been 330 wildfires burning a total of 3,568.21 hectares. 

If you are out using an off-highway vehicle in the forested areas stop often and remove debris from your hotspots. Exhaust systems can heat up to temperatures in excess of 204 degrees Celsius - hot enough to fry an egg and start a wildfire. 

For more information, please contact: 
Provincial Information Officer
Phone: 780-420-1968
Email: wildfireinfo@gov.ab.ca


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