Wildfire Hazard Update

WILDFIRE UPDATE JULY 24, 2017 AT 5:00PM

WILDFIRE STATUS IS LOW

There have been 192 wildfires in the High Level Forest Area this wildfire season, all but five of which have been extinguished.

The largest fire burning in the High Level Forest Area was discovered this morning and is currently being held at 270 hectares in size.  Crews and aircraft have been working throughout the day today to gain control of this wildfire and will continue to do so tomorrow.

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

SMOKE CONCERNS

Smoke from the wildfires in British Columbia is expected to continue to affect the High Level Forest Area.  You can monitor the smoke forecast site to keep informed on expected smoke dispersal.  If you have health concerns associated to air quality, such as asthma, try to avoid spending time outside until the situation improves.

 

HELP PREVENT WILDFIRES

A campfire left smouldering can cause a wildfire. Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it’s been completely extinguished before you leave your site. make sure your campfire is out.

Your off-highway vehicle can start a wildfire. Check your off-highway vehicle frequently for any smouldering debris. Grass, muskeg, moss or other debris can drop to the ground as you’re riding and spark a wildfire. ride debris free.

To learn more please visit  wildfire.alberta.ca