Cooler temperatures create a low wildfire danger in the Whitecourt Forest Area. Although it is harder for a wildfire to start, it is always important to take the time to prevent a wildfire.
NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE YOUR PROPERTY FIRESMART
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.
Province of Alberta
- From March 1, 2018 - Oct. 1, 2018, Alberta has recorded 1,237 wildfires; with a total area burnt of 59,790.03 hectares.
- Find out more information at Alberta Wildfire status map.
HELP PREVENT WILDFIRE
Campfires and off-highway vehicles can start wildfires, follow these tips to reduce the risk:
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.