The wildfire situation in the local area has changed.

There is still a provincial state of emergency in place. Visit for information or call 310-4455, now available 24-7.

The fire danger is very high in the northern regions of the province, moderate to high in the central and southern regions, and low from the central region to the northern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

Weather patterns are showing a minimal chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms along the foothills or north-central regions. Special air quality statements remain in effect for northern Alberta.

There are currently 50 active wildfires in the Forest Protection Area. Of these wildfires, 14 are classified as out of control, 13 are being held and 23 are under control.

Alberta currently has more than 2,300 personnel working on wildfires. This includes support from partner agencies across Canada and the United States, as well as the Canadian Armed Forces.

In Foothills County a Fire Restriction remains and will stay in effect until all areas in Foothills County receive substantial changes to the current dry conditions through moisture and approval is received to lift this Restriction.

A Fire Advisory is now in effect for the M.D. of Willow Creek. Although green-up is beginning across the MD, there are many pockets of extremely flammable, dead and dry vegetation.  

These areas present a risk of fueling intense and fast-moving wildfires. This means all Fire Permits have been suspended, and no new permits will be issued until conditions improve.

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Fire bans and adviroies as of May 26, 2023 5:30 p.m.