The Wildfire Danger Level in the Edson Forest Area is VERY HIGH! (Updated July 21, 2022)
If you’re out and about camping this weekend, please help keep Alberta’s forest safe and ensure you fully extinguish your campfire.
Soak the ashes, stir them and soak them again until they’re cool to the touch. Never leave your campfire unattended.
Do not burn in windy conditions and always adhere to the conditions of your permit. Dry grass can catch easily and burn very quickly. Any spark, friction or hot exhaust can easily start a wildfire.
If you see smoke or flame and suspect it’s a wildfire, call 310-FIRE.
A fire advisory is in effect for the Edson Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to current and forecasted weather conditions. (Effective July 21, 2022)
Fine fuels and wooden debris are very dry and could ignite easily from any spark, friction or hot exhaust. Use extreme caution when working or recreating outdoors.
At this time, there are no changes to existing permits but any new permits will be considered on a case by case basis.
The public and residents in the Edson Forest Area can continue to use a fire pit, charcoal briquettes on a barbecue, or a safe campfire and recreational off-highway vehicles. When recreating in the backcountry make sure your campfire is completely extinguished by soaking the ashes, stirring them and soaking them again.
The fire advisory will remain in place until conditions improve.
For the latest Wildfire Danger Rating and the latest Fire Advisory Level updates, go to https://srd.web.alberta.ca/edson-area-update