521, 681 hectares
Thursday will see a maximum temperature of 10 degrees, with 65% relative humidity. Winds will consistently be from the northwest – 10km/h gusting 20-25km/hr. There is a chance of drizzle in the forecast. The cool, damp conditions with near total cloud cover is keeping fire activity low.
What’s being done
Crews continue mop up, structure protection and helicopter drops as-needed, and support to Enterprise in addressing hot spots.
Fort Smith Wildfire (SS022)
This lightning-caused fire has now joined up with SS019, what was previously known as the Taltson complex of fires. All these fires combined are now approximately 550, 957 hectares in size.
Cooler, damper conditions are keeping activity low
Due to long, hard-fought efforts from the Unified Command, and with cooler weather rolling through, this fire is now classified as « Being Held ». This means with current firefighting efforts and resources, it is not expected to grow.
Read the full update here.
All other active fires are under control or being monitored.
Here is information on precautions you can take to deal with wildfire smoke:
Here’s some advice to follow based on fire danger levels in your area.
- Low: Have campfires and burn with regular caution. Fires may still start easily, but it is less likely to grow and spread.
- Moderate: Take extra caution by keeping campfires and burn piles as small as possible. Fires may start more easily and have a higher chance of growing and spreading.
- High: Do not have any fires unless it is necessary for food or warmth. Keep them as small as possible. Pay special attention to anything else nearby that embers from your fire could hit. Consider using contained flames, like propane stoves or barbecues, for your cooking needs. There may be fire restrictions in place because at high fire danger, there is a good chance fires will start easily, grow quickly, and challenge firefighters trying to fight them.
- Extreme: Do not have campfires or burn things unless there is no other choice for food or warmth. Use contained flames like propane stoves or barbecues for food whenever possible. At extreme fire danger, forests are very dry and it is likely fire will start easily, spread quickly, and cause real challenges for firefighters when they need to be fought. Hunting, fireworks, campfires, or other burning may be restricted.