Wildfire season in Alberta is beginning on March 1st and runs until October 31st.
The Government of Alberta says they already have wildland firefighters, air tankers, and other specialized equipment ready for the season ahead.
“As folks look forward to enjoying Alberta’s wonderful outdoor spaces over the months ahead, we’re focused on keeping communities safe,” says Todd Loewen, Minister of Forestry, Parks, and Tourism.
“Alberta Wildfire has leading-edge firefighting resources positioned across the province, ready to respond to new wildfires as they arise.”
The government says that nearly all spring wildfires in Alberta are human-caused. Though they say it is too early to tell what the 2023 wildfire season will look like, a lot will depend on the spring rainfall.
The province is asking anyone who sees a wildfire to call 310-FIRE (310-3473) toll-free, from anywhere in Alberta. Up-to-date information on fire advisories, restrictions, bans, and OHV restrictions is available at albertafirebans.ca or by calling 1-866-FYI-FIRE (1-866-394-3473).