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Posted on: October 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Wildfire Danger Level for October 5th - HIGH

Wildfire Danger- High

Due to the strong and gusty winds expected today the wildfire danger in the Slave Lake Forest Area has climbed to HIGH.

This afternoon the winds are expected to become very strong and gusty. Under these windy conditions a wildfire will spread quickly. Use caution and report wildfires immediately by calling 310-FIRE.

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

Wildfire Update October 5, 2020

Since March 1 in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 63 wildfires which have burned a total of 271 hectares.

For information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit

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. 

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. 

Soak It Poster

Unless conditions change you can expect your next wildfire update on October 6th.

If you have any questions please contact:

Leah Lovequist

Wildfire Information Officer


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