Alberta Emergency Management Agency and its partners are continuing to monitor the wildfire situation in the province with the goal of keeping Albertans safe throughout the wildfire season, which runs every year from March 1 to Oct. 31.
Albertans can continue to access supports and up-to-date wildfire-related information by calling 310-4455, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Other resources include:
Information on the financial assistance for unexpected emergencies through the Emergency Needs Allowance.
Find active alerts, archived alerts and details about the alerting system.
Learn how you and your family can prepare yourselves for an emergency or disaster.
Visit the Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard to stay current on Alberta’s wildfire situation, including where wildfires are burning and how they impact you.
Mental health resources available to support those affected by wildfires.
Insurance coverage information to help Albertans in case their home, car or business was damaged by a wildfire.
- An evacuation order remains in effect for Little River Cree Nation – Fox Lake.
- Number of evacuees: 2,752
- Current wildfire information is available on the Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard.
- Current year wildfires by suspected cause:
- Human: 400 (Human-caused wildfire cover several different categories – everything from recreational fires to agricultural incidents to wildfires caused by people on residential land. Human-caused wildfires account for more than half of all wildfires annually.)
- Lightning: 178
- Under investigation: 119
- Alberta currently has more than 2,890 personnel working on wildfires. This includes support from partner agencies across Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Chile and South Africa.
Support for evacuees
- Those evacuated due to wildfires should register at local reception centres or at emergencyregistration.alberta.ca.
- Since the announcement of one-time emergency financial assistance for evacuees, more than 26,400 applications have been processed.
- More than $33.6 million in e-transfers has been sent to evacuees.
- More than $11.9 million in debit cards has been distributed.
Albertans are encouraged to follow their local social media and municipal/county websites to receive the latest wildfire information specific for their area.