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

Dozens of wildfires are burning across Alberta, prompting evacuations of communities and firefighting teams from across the country have come to the province to help fight the blazes.

Wildfire season in Alberta started on March 1, and while it got off to a slow start, since the beginning of May, the number of fires has been steadily increasing, as well as the intensity of some.


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As of 10 a.m. on July 30, there were 30 wildfires burning across the province. None were listed as out of control, nine were being held, 16 were under control and five were turned over.

As of 10 a.m. July 30, there were no fire bans in place but several fire advisories and restrictions were in place across the province.

 

Alberta Wildfire updates this map regularly on its website.

As of July 30, 2019, more than 869,182 hectares had been burned this year to date by wildfires.


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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.

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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