Alberta Wildfires out of Management

Tourism Alberta warns: Dry circumstances proceed in most areas of the province leading to quite a few wildfires.

Welcome to Alberta, the place the daring, the adventurous, and the free-spirited come to play. That is the message on Alberta’s Journey web site.

As of this afternoon, greater than 24,000 people have been evacuated from communities all through north and central Alberta, Canada.

Alberta is without doubt one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada.

It’s a part of Western Canada and is without doubt one of the three prairie provinces. Alberta is bordered by British Columbia to the west, Saskatchewan to the east, the Northwest Territories (NWT) to the north, and the U.S. state of Montana to the south.

It is without doubt one of the solely two landlocked provinces in Canada.

Alberta hosted the Artic Winter Video games, however the present state of affairs of out-of-control wildfires is nothing in comparison with the ice, snow, and artic local weather.

Alberta has a vibrant tourism business, and guests ought to concentrate on the emergency and comply with the rules set by Canadian authorities.

The Forest Safety Space in Alberta includes all of the polygons that signify the executive areas established by Forest Safety, Forestry Division of Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, involved with the prevention and management of harm to forests from fireplace, bugs, illness, and different dangerous brokers.

The present state of affairs in Alberta

As said on the Alberta Tourism web site, there are 13 wildfires of be aware within the Forest Safety Space of Alberta.


  • Wildfire EWF-031 is situated 14 km Southeast of Edson; Minnow Lake Provincial Recreation Space has been overrun by the wildfire. It’s nonetheless labeled as uncontrolled at 77,920 hectares.
  • Alberta Wildfire responds with two dozer teams, two intermediate, and one medium helicopter: one ignition helicopter and air tanker assist.

WCU-001 and WCU-002 

  • These wildfires are situated within the Evansburg/Entwistle/Wildwood/Hansonville space.
  • These wildfires are labeled as uncontrolled at 8586ha (WCU001) & 2,400 ha (WCU002).
  • Wildfire WCU-002 is roughly 7 km northwest of Evansburg on each side of Freeway 22, and three km north of Freeway 16. This wildfire is assessed as uncontrolled at 2,700 hectares in dimension and is 65 % contained.
  • There are 80 wildland firefighters, helicopters, and heavy gear working to manage this wildfire.
  • Airtankers can be found if required.
  • The structural safety unit is on scene and integrating operations with Yellowhead County.
  • Heavy gear labored via the evening to include the tour on the north facet of the fireplace. The hearth additionally crossed established guard on the SW nook; heavy gear contained that tour as nicely.
  • An evacuation order is in place for residents East of the Pembina.

HWF-030 (Fox Lake)

  • Wildfire HWF-030 is in the neighborhood of Fox Lake. This wildfire is assessed as uncontrolled at 16,390 hectares.
  • There are 70 firefighters, plane, and construction safety crews with automobiles, heavy gear, and helicopters engaged on this fireplace. Airtankers are additionally supporting this wildfire. 
  • The neighborhood of Fox Lake has been absolutely evacuated to the city of Excessive Degree.
  • Alberta Wildfire is actively suppressing this wildfire with the present sources. 


  • This wildfire is situated close to the Rainbow Lake Neighborhood. It’s labeled as uncontrolled at 2,130 hectares.
  • Alberta Wildfire is responding with 44 firefighters, heavy gear, and helicopters.
  • County has declared a State of Native Emergency and is on an evacuation alert to organize residents for attainable evacuation. 


  • Wildfire RCU-005 is 2 km from the south fringe of Drayton Valley. It’s labeled as uncontrolled at 3,500 hectares.
  • Alberta Wildfire is responding with 26 wildfire fighters and helicopters to the wildfire. Airtankers may even be supporting the firefighting efforts right this moment. Brazeau County has further sources to help with this wildfire. 


  • Wildfire RWF-034 is situated close to the O’Chiese Reserve. It’s labeled as uncontrolled at 51,000 hectares.
  • The Reserve has been placed on evacuation alert, and a number of other properties have been evacuated. 


  • Wildfire GWF-017 is situated 3 km Southeast of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. It’s labeled as uncontrolled at 1,600 hectares.
  • There are at present highway closures within the space. 


  • This wildfire is situated Southwest of Grande Prairie. It’s at present labeled as uncontrolled at 1,000 hectares.
  • The County is main an evacuation across the fireplace for a 10km radius.
  • Smoke has impacted the flexibility to have plane responding to this wildfire. 


  • This wildfire is in Clearhills County. It’s labeled as uncontrolled at 8,500 hectares.
  • There may be heavy gear working to construct a guard round this wildfire.


  • This wildfire is situated within the Fox Creek Space. It’s labeled as uncontrolled at 15,000 hectares.
  • There are 16 firefighters, two helicopters, and heavy gear responding to this wildfire.
  • An evacuation order was issued on Might 6 for folks on this space.

SWF-053/058/063 Merged collectively (Grizzly Advanced)

  • The Grizzly Advanced is comprised of SWF-053, SWF-058 and SWF-063. This wildfire continues to be labeled as uncontrolled at 58,000 hectares.


  • This wildfire is situated within the Utikima Lake, Whitefish Lake and Reward Lake First Nation. It’s labeled as uncontrolled at 10,000 hectares.
  • There are 24 firefighters, 5 helicopters and heavy gear responding to this wildfire.


  • This wildfire is situated within the space of the Peavine Metis Settlement. It’s labeled as uncontrolled at 10,000 hectares. 
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  • Alberta has declared a provincial state of emergency. Go to for info or name 310-4455.
  • Obligatory evacuation orders are in impact for the next areas. Please examine or obtain the Alberta Emergency Alert cellular app for full info:
    • Elements of Brazeau County. Evacuees ought to register in Edmonton on the Expo Centre, Corridor C, at 7515 118 Avenue.
    • Elements of Northern Dawn County.
    • Elements of Mackenzie County. Evacuees ought to register on the Excessive Degree Rural Corridor.
    • The whole City of Rainbow Lake. Evacuees ought to register in Excessive Degree on the Excessive Degree Area, at 10101 105 Avenue.
    • Fox Creek, Little Smoky and surrounding areas. Evacuees ought to register on the Allan and Jean Millar Centre, at 58 Sundown Boulevard in Whitecourt.
    • Elements of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation and the Municipal District of Greenview. Evacuees ought to register at Memorial Corridor, 4808 50 Avenue in Valleyview.
    • Elements of the County of Grande Prairie. Evacuees ought to register on the Bonnets Vitality Centre, 10017 99 Avenue, Grande Prairie.
    • Elements of Large Lakes County. Evacuees ought to register at Elks Rodeo Corridor on Freeway 749.
    • Elements of Lac Ste Anne County. Evacuees ought to register on the Mayerthorpe Diamond Centre, at 4184 54 Avenue.
    • Elements of Yellowhead County, together with the City of Edson.
    • The communities of Whitefish River and Aitkameg. Evacuees ought to register on the City of Slave Lake workplace, at 10 Most important Avenue, Slave Lake.
    • The Hamlet of Entwistle. Evacuees ought to register at Wabamun Jubilee Corridor, at 5132 53 Avenue in Wabamun.
    • Parkland County and the Hamlet of Entwistle. Evacuees ought to register at Wabamun Jubilee Corridor at 5132 53 Avenue in Wabamun.
  • Residents of the next areas must be ready to evacuate on quick discover:
    • The Grovesdale space of the Municipal District of Greenview
    • The world west of Beaverdam Provincial Recreation Space and east of the Bighorn Dam, together with the hamlet of Nordegg.
    • Elements of the County of Grande Prairie, together with Pipestone Creek space.
    • The city of Excessive Prairie.
    • Elements of Wetaskiwin County.
  • Sixteen declared states of native emergency and two band council decision embrace:
    • Large Lakes County
    • Brazeau County
    • County of Grande Prairie
    • Clear Hills County
    • Clearwater County
    • Drayton Valley
    • City of Edson
    • MD of Fairview
    • City of Excessive Prairie
    • Northern Dawn County
    • East Prairie Metis Settlement
    • Saddle Hills County
    • Lac St. Anne County
    • Parkland County
    • Rainbow Lake
    • Yellowhead County
    • The Little Purple River Cree Nation (Fox Lake) has declared a band council decision
    • Whitefish Lake First Nation has declared a band council decision.

Alberta Police issued this info for evacuees

  • Evacuees ought to register on the reception heart recognized for his or her neighborhood so employees can shortly help them and join them with the wanted sources.

Fireplace bans and different restrictions

  • Unusually heat, dry climate and powerful winds imply it’s simpler for a wildfire to begin and unfold.
  • On account of these circumstances, your complete province is beneath a fireplace ban. No open burning is allowed, together with yard fireplace pits contained in the Forest Safety Space. Alberta Parks and plenty of municipalities and communities have ordered their very own bans and restrictions. For extra info, go to
  • A provincial off-highway car restriction can be in place, which implies the leisure use of off-highway automobiles on public land, together with on designated OHV trails, is prohibited.

Wildfire exercise updates

  • There are 110 lively wildfires within the Forest Safety Space, 37 labeled as uncontrolled.
    • Data on all wildfires is on the Alberta Wildfire dashboard and the Alberta Wildfire app.


  • There are a number of highway closures and advisories for north and central Alberta.
  • Go to for up-to-date info on highway closures and journey advisories.

Well being

  • EMS and zones stay absolutely engaged to make sure secure transport and care of all sufferers/residents. Different zones and provincial packages are aiding with reception facilities and guaranteeing the supply of areas/gear as wanted.
  • Alberta Well being Companies is deploying cellular air high quality monitoring as a number of communities report excessive ranges of smoke and ash residue.
  • Up-to-date details about wildfires or healthcare sources go to the Alberta Well being Companies Wildfire Sources webpage.
  • For non-emergency well being recommendation, together with info on their well being care choices, or name Well being Hyperlink at 811.

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