Alberta fire season 2019: Latest status of wildfires, bans and restrictions

With spring underway in Alberta, snow is melting and the sun is blazing on dry, brittle grass.

Wildfire season started in Alberta on March 1 and that comes with a warning about the wildfire risk across the province.


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As of 10 a.m. on May 24, there were 25 wildfires burning across the province. Four fires were listed as out of control. None of the wildfires was being held, 13 were under control and eight had been turned over.


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As of 10 a.m. May 24, 40 fire bans were in place across Alberta.

Twenty fire advisories were in place across Alberta as of May 24, along with 12 fire restrictions.

During the 2018 wildfire season, 1,288 wildfires burned more than 59,800 hectares across the province. The province said 777 of the wildfires last year were caused by humans.

BELOW: An interactive map of the wildfires currently burning in Alberta

Visit albertafirebans.ca for a complete list of advisories and additional information. Or download the Alberta fire ban app for Apple and Android.

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