Fire Advisory

When:
June 23, 2018 – June 25, 2018 all-day
2018-06-23T00:00:00-06:00
2018-06-26T00:00:00-06:00
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High Level Wildfire Updates

 

Fire Advisory in Effect – High Level Forest Area – June 23, 2018

Posted on Sat, Jun 23, 2018

gfx-hsb-wildfiredangerupdate-moderate.jpgAs of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, a fire advisory is now in effect. We have had a couple of days of very high fire weather. With so many lightning-caused fires occurring in such a short period of time in the North West Boreal region of Canada, it is important to limit human-caused wildfires. Please continue to use caution when in the forested areas, and always extinguish your fire. To report wildfires call, 310-FIRE(3473).

Multiple starts on Friday, June 22. All of these fires are either being held or are under control.


WILDFIRE SITUATION REPORT | JUNE 23, 2018, AT 8:30PM 

The High Level Forest Area currently has 21 wildfires in the area. Of these fires, 10 are being held, 8 are under control and 3 have been turned over to the responsible parties. No communities or structures are at risk at this time.

Since the March 1 start of wildfire season, there have been 155 wildfires in the High Level Forest Area, burning a total of 6,493.43 hectares.

In the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, there are 81 wildfires burning. 10 are out of control, 25 are being held, 41 are under control and 5 have been turned over to the responsible parties.

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

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FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT

As of 4:00 p.m. on June 21, a Fire Advisory has been issued for the High Level Forest Area.

Fire permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis (for essential burning). Existing fire permits are still valid.
Please call the High Level Forest Area office at 780-926-5400 to find out how to obtain your fire permit.
What is allowed
Safe wood campfires in campgrounds (within fire rings), backyards, or random camping areas
Charcoal briquettes
Portable propane fire pits
Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
Be mindful when operating quads in dry, grassy areas. Stop frequently and clear machine hotspots of grass and other debris that can heat up, fall to the ground, and start a wildfire.
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.
The Fire Advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.
Visit albertafirebans.ca for more information or download the new Alberta Fire Bans mobile app.
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Derek Gagnon

Provincial Information Officer

Mobile: (780)499-8178

Email: derek.gagnon@gov.ab.ca

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