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Posted on: June 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Slave Lake Forest Area Wildfire Update - June 10th, 2021

Wildfire Danger- Low

Wildfire Danger 

Widespread rain has brought relief to the wildfire danger in the Slave Lake Forest Area. The wildfire danger is now LOW.

No Advisory

Fire Advisory

The fire advisory has been lifted due to recent precipitation and forecasted weather for the Slave Lake Forest Area. 

New fire permits will be issued if safe burning conditions can be met.

 

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 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 has been extinguished.

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 110.42 hectares.

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

Prevent Wildfires

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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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 17th, 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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