We will see warm, dry conditions today. The weather combined with dead dry grass across the forest area creates a high wildfire danger in the Whitecourt Forest Area.
Tomorrow, strong, gusting winds are in the forecast, which will increase the fire danger rating.
Please consider postponing all non-essential burning until conditions improve. If you have a fire permit, please make sure you are following the conditions on the permit.
When out working or recreating in forested areas, please take the necessary precautions to prevent a wildfire.
FIRE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED
Until October 31, free fire permits are required for any burning (except campfires) within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Permits help firefighters know where planned burning is taking place, leaving them ready to respond to new wildfires.
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 more.
WILDFIRE SITUATION (1000hrs)
Whitecourt Forest Area (as of Oct. 5, 2018)
- There are 0 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area.
- Since March 1, 2018, there have been 52 wildfires; with a total area burnt of 14.00 hectares.
HELP PREVENT WILDFIRE
Campfires and off-highway vehicles can start wildfires, follow these tips to reduce the risk:
FIRESMART BUILDS RESILIENCY
Regular fall chores of cleaning roofs, eaves, and lawns makes your property FireSmart!
Learn more about FireSmart and your home: