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Active wildfires

The location and details of all active wildfires and fire bans, restrictions and advisories in Alberta.

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Forest on fire with smoke in the air

Wildfires of note

A wildfire of note is determined to be of significant public interest and may pose a threat to public safety, communities or critical infrastructure.

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    Wildfire updates

    Wildfire season begins March 1. All burning activities in the Forest Protection Area, excluding campfires, require a fire permit.

Forest area updates

The Forest Protection Area is divided into 10 forest areas.

Find the latest updates for each area here or subscribe to receive them in your inbox.

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Wildfire status definitions

Out of control: the wildfire is burning and is expected to continue growing.

Being held: given current weather conditions and resources, the wildfire is not anticipated to grow past expected boundaries.

Under control: the wildfire is completely contained and will be extinguished.

Mutual aid: the wildfire is outside of the Forest Protection Area and assistance is being provided to the lead agency.

Access wildfire data

To see current and historical wildfire and weather data, see Wildfire maps and data.

Wildfire preparedness

Learn what you can do to prepare yourself and others in the event of a wildfire. See Wildfire preparedness for more details.

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