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Posted on: May 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update - May 17th

Wildfire Danger- Low

Wildfire Danger 

Cooler temperatures and rain have reduced the wildfire danger to LOW/MODERATE in the Slave Lake Forest Area

Wildfire Situation

There were two new wildfires yesterday morning. Both small grass fires were extinguished quickly.

Since March 1st in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 31 wildfires which have burned 32.47 hectares.

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

Check Alberta Fire Bans

Before you head out this long weekend, please check the for the latest information. 

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.

New Alberta Wildfire App

Did you know Alberta Wildfire just launched a brand new app to keep you up-to-date with the wildfire situation in the province? 

Download the new app today and get access to accurate, real-time information on wildfires in your area. You can also find information on fire advisories, restrictions and  bans across the province and much more. 

Available for Apple and Android.

Wildfire Information

Subscribe to the Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update to receive an email when new information is posted.
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Updates are provided weekly when the wildfire danger is low to moderate and daily when the wildfire danger reaches high to extreme. 

Unless conditions change you can expect your next wildfire update on May 25th, 2021.

If you have any questions please contact:

Leah Lovequist

Wildfire Information Officer


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