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Posted on: April 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update - April 7th 2021

Wildfire Danger- Moderate

The wildfire danger in the Slave Lake Forest Area is now moderate. Warm temperatures have caused the snow to disappear and areas of dead grass are exposed. Firefighters urge everyone to use caution when working or recreating in areas of dead grass. In these areas a fire will ignite easily and spread very quickly.

To report a wildfire call 310-FIRE.

Firefighters burning

Over the next several weeks firefighters will be burning areas of dead dry grass around communities in the Slave Lake Forest Area.  Burning is an efficient way to remove this extremely flammable fire fuel. Trained firefighters conduct these burns under specific weather conditions to ensure the fires are controlled and to minimize the impact of smoke to roadways and communities.

If you have any questions about these grass burns contact Wildfire Information Office Leah Lovequist 780-849-0945.

Wildfire Situation

Since March 1st in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there has been one wildfire which has burned 0.01 hectares. 

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

Fire Permits 

From now until October 31st, a fire permit is required for any burning, except a campfire, in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. 

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

Red Earth/Slave Lake 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 permit you help keep our firefighters free to fight real wildfires instead of responding to the smoke in your backyard.

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