The wildfire danger for the Whitecourt Forest Area is VERY HIGH. The conditions are expected to continue to be dry and hot for several days. Fire and OHV Bans are still in effect. Read the full update here.

Wildfire Update – May 28, 2019

There are 3 wildfires burning in the Whitecourt Forest Area.

  • WWF-028 has a status of under control, and is 20.30 hectares in size.
  • WWF-032 is located 20 kilometres northwest of Highway 32, 25 kilometres northeast of Highway 43, and 11 kilometres northeast of the Sakwatamau River. This wildfire is out of control, and is being fought by firefighters, airtankers and heavy equipment. WWF-032 is 51.9 hectares in size.
  • WWF-033 has a status of under control, and is 3.60 hectares in size.

Since March 1, there have been 33 wildfires in the Whitecourt Forest Area burning a total of 84.89 hectares.

Since March 1 in the Province of Alberta, there have been 511 wildfires burning a total of 287,616.09 hectares.