June 2, 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.
  • 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 https://www.alberta.ca/wildfire-status.aspx and click on the “View Interactive Map” button. Zoom in to the Edson and Yellowhead County area.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Structure protection crew are out and doing structure triage and planning for home protection of Yellowhead County residents.  These trucks will have a YCFD logo sticker on the top left corner of the rear window.
    • BC Wildfire’s Structural Protection teams are working in conjunction with Yellowhead County crews to continue structural protection assessments in some areas. The triage assessments will help firefighters quickly dispatch what is needed to help protect homes based on their plans from these assessments if it would be needed.
    • Please call 1-833-334-4630 if you have any questions.