Due to warm and sunny weather, the wildfire danger has climbed in the Slave Lake Forest Area.The wildfire danger is HIGH for areas north of Utikuma Lake and MODERATE for areas to the south.To view the wildfire danger map click here.
For today, the high will be 23 degrees and winds will be from the southwest 20 kilometres per hour gusting up to 35. There is also a risk of thunderstorms.
Over the coming days, we may see some new wildfires because of the lightning that has occurred in the area. Fire lookouts are watching for smoke and firefighters and airtankers are ready to respond to any new wildfires that may start.
Wildfire update - June 22, 2020- 11:00 am
There was one new wildfire detected this weekend. The Bigstone Fire Department and Alberta Wildfire responded and extinguished the grass fire.
Since March 1 in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 39 wildfires which have burned a total of 260.52 hectares.
The McMillan Wildfire which occurred during the 2019 wildfire season, remains under control and will be infrared scanned.
For information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca.
To report a wildfire call 310-FIRE (3473).
Fire advisory in effect
A fire advisory is in effect for the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.This fire advisory will reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in Alberta, while allowing Albertans to enjoy outdoor activities as much as possible.
- safe wood campfires
- backyard fire pits
- charcoal briquette barbecues
- use of propane, natural gas or powered appliance
- catalytic or infrared-style heaters
- safe burning with a fire permit
- recreational off-highway vehicle use
- burning (excluding campfires) without a permit
- unattended or unsafe campfires
Restrictions can be phased back in as necessary to address wildfire risk area-by-area. Stay tuned to www.albertafirebans.ca throughout the wildfire season for information.