Calgary Forest Area Wildfire Update

By Alberta Wildfire
Province of Alberta
March 8, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The current wildfire danger in the Calgary Forest Area (CFA) remains LOW. Widespread snow blanketed most areas of the CFA over the past week. With the anticipated warmer weather in the coming days, we may begin to see exposed areas which can present an early season wildfire risk. In areas where snow remains on the ground, the wildfire danger should remain low in the short term. It is too early to predict the severity of the 2024 season, as the greatest impact will be from late season snowfall and early spring rainfall amounts. Weather dependent, crews may continue establishing guard for the Ribbon Creek Prescribed Fire as soon as March 12. …Preparations for the 2024 wildfire season continue in the CFA. Additional wildland firefighters completed their fitness testing and onboarded earlier this week. We now have 3 crews ready to respond to any new wildfire starts as well as assist with prescribed fire operations and other local projects. Additional staff will continue onboarding in the coming weeks. 

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