May 17, 2023

2023 Wildfire Information and Links

  • Residents call 1-833-334-4630 for any questions. (Emergency Coordination Centre)
  • Call 9-1-1 in an emergency for immediate assistance. Or if you see a new fire or fire encroaching on a structure.
  • See a smoke column or fire? It may be in an already active fire zone and already reported.
    • If you see smoke or flame outside an active fire area or in very close proximity to a home, report it to 310-FIRE, but assume that large columns of smoke in burned-over areas have already been detected and reported. If you, or your property, are in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. If in doubt, call 9-1-1.
    • Not sure if you’re in a fire area? Go to and click on the “View Interactive Map” button. Zoom in to the Edson and Yellowhead County area.
  • Direct all media inquiries to 1-833-334-4630.
    No media in areas under an Evacuation Order, in the ICP, ECC, or other emergency response areas. Only official spokespersons can do interviews or relay details to the media.
  • No drones in an active wildfire area. Drones halt air operations. Drones endanger aircraft and crews working on the wildfire. It is a federal offense. If you know of someone flying a drone in wildfire areas, please report them. If it’s an emergency and they’re currently flying, CALL 9-1-1 FIRST. Call with your initial report as soon as possible after the occurrence. A standby investigator from Transport Canada is ready to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call toll-free: 1-800-387-3557. To report use that you know has occurred, use this online form.
  • Please DO NOT move or remove flagging tape marked ‘SPU’. They are extremely important for sprinkler protection units. Coloured ‘SPU’ flags help firefighters identify operations for that property for the placement of pumps and structural protection sprinklers.
  • Crews will be removing Structural Protection equipment in some areas over the next week.
    • Wildfire conditions have improved, and fire containment is continuing daily. If the structural protection equipment is removed from your home, structural protection crews are confident that your home is no longer under immediate threat. This will only be done in areas where crews are confident it is safe to remove. It is important to have this equipment available for areas that need it.
    • If conditions change, the protection will be brought back in.
  • Firefighters are still working in active wildfire areas. Anyone entering firefighting areas can impact and prevent firefighting efforts.
  • Please remember to drive safe and be cautious of smoke or anyone working in the area. Share the road and keep everyone safe.
  • Mental Health & Social Services call 2-1-1 or text INFO to 2-1-1 or visit