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Posted on: June 9, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update - June 9th, 2021

Wildfire Danger- High

Wildfire Danger 

The wildfire danger is MODERATE to HIGH in the Slave Lake Forest Area

Due to lack of rain the high wildfire danger persists in the central portion of the area.

Firefighters urge everyone to use caution as under the dry conditions a fire will ignite easily and spread quickly. Report wildfires immediately by calling 310-FIRE or #FIRE on your cell phone. 

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On Alert

Firefighters are anticipating new wildfire starts as a result of the lightning that has occurred over the past few days.

Fire lookouts are on alert watching for smoke and firefighters in helicopters and airtankers are ready to respond to any new wildfires that may start.

Weather

For today the maximum temperature will be 17 degrees and winds will be from the southeast at 20 kilometres per hour. There is a chance of rain and thundershowers today. 

Wildfire Situation

There were no new wildfires yesterday. 

SWF055  located 11 kilometres north of Loon Lake has been extinguished. 

SWF046 located 10 kilometres east of Red Earth Creek is under control and has been accurately measured to be 57.57 hectares. Firefighters are patrolling for smouldering ground fires and packing up their equipment.

Click here to view a map of wildfire locations and perimeters.

Since March 1st in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 62 wildfires which have burned 110.75 hectares.

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

Fire Advisory 1

A fire advisory is in effect for the Slave Lake Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to high temperatures, low humidity and gusty winds.

Under this advisory:
· Existing fire permits are still valid.
· New permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis.

Prohibited:
 ·Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire.

Safe campfires, charcoal briquettes on a barbecue and recreational off-highway vehicles are allowed.

The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve. Visit www.albertafirebans.ca for a map of the affected area. 

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Prevent Wildfires

Please do your part to prevent wildfires.

If you plan to use an OHV remember to stop often and check hot spots. Debris can heat up, drop to the ground and start a wildfire.

When having a campfire, keep it small, safe and always attended. When you are leaving your site or headed to bed, your campfire must be extinguished. Soak it, stir up the ashes, soak it again to ensure it is out.

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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.

Wildfire Information

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.

Before heading out, please check albertafirebans.ca to determine whether there are any fire advisories, fire restrictions or fire bans in effect for your destination. 

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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 June 10th, 2021.

If you have any questions please contact:

Leah Lovequist

Wildfire Information Officer

Mobile:780-849-0945

Email:Leah.Lovequist@gov.ab.ca

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