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CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THE CALGARY FOREST AREA
The average wildfire danger rating over the Calgary Forest Area is HIGH. Any areas which have not received any precipitation are of particular risk. The fire danger in these areas remains high to very high as the grass has cured and larger plants and trees are drying out. The wildfire danger over the next several weeks will be very dependent on the amount and location of precipitation.
Due to warm condition and very strong, gusty winds forecast for this week, a FIRE ADVISORY is now in effect for the Calgary Forest Area. Under this FIRE ADVISORY all fire permits are now suspended and no new permits will be issued until conditions improve.
For more specifics and a map of the impacted area, please visit albertafirebans.ca.
SMOKE MAY BE VISIBLE ON HIGHWAY 68
Staff from the CFA will be taking this opportunity to remove some hazardous piles in the Jumpingpound Demonstration Forest. Crews will be onsite burning piles starting today and likely working through the week. Although this is a small project, there may be smoke visible in the area. Staff and equipment will be staged at the interpretive centre on the north loop and pile burning will be in the adjacent area. The south loop is unaffected.