Wildfire Update: Eight lightning fires

August 19, 2020


The fire danger was moderate.

The lightning storms on Aug. 18 ignited eight new wildfires. As of 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 19, one was under control, three were being held and four had been extinguished.

Since March 1 in the Slave Lake Forest Area, there have been 59 wildfires which have burned a total of 268.52 hectares.

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

In the Forest Protection Areas of Alberta (including the forest around Lesser Slave Lake), a fire permit is required for all types of burning, except for a cooking or warming fire.

To request your free fire permit call your local Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Office. Slave Lake/Red Earth/Peerless/Trout 780-849-7377
Wabasca 780-891-3860
High Prairie 780-523-6619

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