Snow and cool temperatures combine to create a low wildfire danger in the Whitecourt Forest Area.
Please remember, snow and cold temperatures do not mean you can leave a fire to put itself out. A fire that isn't properly extinguished can move underground and smolder until spring, when it comes alive as a wildfire.
WILDFIRE SITUATION (1300hrs)
Whitecourt Forest Area
In the last 24 hours, there have been no new wildfires.
- There are 0 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area.
- Since March 1, 2018, there have been 54 wildfires; with a total area burnt of 14.02 hectares.
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.
HELP PREVENT WILDFIRE
Campfires and off-highway vehicles can start wildfires, follow these tips to reduce the risk: