August 21, 2020

Edson Forest Area – Wildfire Status Update

Please note that this information is from the Province of Alberta’s Department of Agriculture and Forestry. For the latest up to date wildfire information please visit their website directly.

For the current wildfire status in
Yellowhead County* visit:
www.srd.web.alberta.ca/edson-area-update

*Does not include Evansburg area, specifically east of Hwy 22 and north of 16.

Alberta Wildfire air tanker in Edson. 08-20.

When wildfire danger is high, be advised that fine fuels can dry quickly and any spark, hot exhaust or friction can easily start a wildfire.

AB Wildfire Status Map Link

AB Fire Bans Map

Ensure you fully extinguish your campfire and never leave it unattended. If you suspect a wildfire, call 310-FIRE.

IF YOU PLAN TO BURN IT, GET YOUR PERMIT

If you plan on burning within the Forest Protection Area, with the exception of a cooking or heating fire, you must contact your local forestry office to request a fire permit. You can click here for a listing of forestry offices near you.
To request a permit within the Edson Forest Area, call 780-723-8527.

 WILDFIRE PREVENTION TIPS

Albertans are always asked to use caution when working or recreating in the outdoors:  


 ALBERTA WILDFIRE INFORMATION