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News and Updates - Wildfire Information Updates

Posted on: July 15, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Wildfire Danger Level for July 15th - MODERATE

Wildfire Danger- Moderate

Thanks to your essential diligence, effective preparations of Alberta Wildfire, as well as the recent precipitation in many areas of the province, the fire advisory in the Forest Protection Area has been lifted. 

Wildfire danger 

Today’s strong and gusty winds have caused the wildfire danger in the Slave Lake Forest Area to climb to MODERATE. 

Fire Permit holders must postpone burning today as the winds exceed the safe burning conditions on the fire permit.

Report wildfires by calling 310-FIRE(3473).

Weather

The high for today will be 21 degrees and winds will be from the northwest 20 kilometres per hour gusting up to 45. Rain is in the forecast for the next several days.

Wildfire update - July 15, 2020- 11:00 am

Since March 1 in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 48 wildfires which have burned a total of 264.58 hectares. 

The McMillan Wildfire which occurred during the 2019 wildfire season, remains under control and will be infrared scanned.

For information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.

Fire permit

In the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, a fire permit is required for all types of burning, except for a cooking or warming fire. Please note that fire permits may not be issued as usual under a fire advisory.

To request your free fire permit call your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Office.

Slave Lake/Red Earth/Peerless/Trout 780-849-7377

Wabasca 780-891-3860

High Prairie 780-523-6619

Fire permits help us to track what is burning on the landscape. If you’re burning without a fire permit or outside fire permit conditions, your fire is considered a wildfire. By getting a fire permit you help keep our firefighters free to fight real wildfires instead of responding to the smoke in your backyard.

Prevent wildfires

Albertans are always asked to use caution when working or recreating in the outdoors:   

Firefighters thank you for doing your part to prevent wildfires.