Wildfires of note

October 3, 2023

Posted on Tue, Oct 03, 2023

There is one wildfire of note in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.

Basset Fire (HWF-058)

  • Wildfire HWF-058 is classified as out of control at 234,164 hectares.

  • HWF-058 is approximately 20 km east of Chateh, 43 km west of the Town of High Level, 30 km southwest of Meander, 15 km from the northwest corner boundary of the Paddle Prairie Metis Settlement, and 38 kilometers west of Highway 35 south.

  • Fire activity has decreased on wildfire HWF-058 due to cooler temperatures. Firefighters continue to extinguish hot spots and are assisted by helicopters who are bucketing in the area. 

  • Heavy equipment continue to extend containment lines in priority areas with the support of ground crews.

This information is updated daily.

A wildfire of note is determined to be of significant public interest and may pose a threat to public safety, communities or critical infrastructure.

Wildfires of note do not typically include mutual aid wildfires located outside of the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Alberta Wildfire provides assistance on a mutual aid wildfire but is not the lead agency.

The Forest Protection Area of Alberta is divided into ten forest areas. Find the latest updates for each area or subscribe to receive them in your inbox. 

Calgary Forest Area 

Edson Forest Area 

Fort McMurray Forest Area 

Grande Prairie Forest Area 

High Level Forest Area 

Lac La Biche Forest Area 

Peace River Forest Area 

Rocky Mountain House Forest Area 

Slave Lake Forest Area 

Whitecourt Forest Area