The wildfire season in Alberta has ended. Fire permits are no longer required, however you are still responsible for any fires you light in the winter. Before conducting your winter burning review these safe burning practices. Also, remember to go back and check your winter burns to ensure they are extinguished. A fire left smouldering can burn underground all winter long and cause a wildfire in the spring. Please do your part to prevent wildfires.
Wildfire season summary
Overall, this wildfire season was quieter than past seasons due to rain and cooler temperatures throughout the summer. Wildland firefighters in the Slave Lake Forest Area fought 69 wildfires which burned 278 hectares. In Alberta, there were 705 wildfires and 3,265 hectares burned.
Have you ever wanted to be a wildland firefighter? Here's your chance!
Crew applications for the 2021 wildfire season are now being accepted. Find more information at https://wildfire.alberta.ca/recruitment/wildfire-crews.aspx
Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2020.
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2021 applications open today. For details visit www.firesmartcanada.ca
Unless conditions change you can expect your next wildfire update on December 2nd.
If you have any questions please contact:
Wildfire Information Officer