Fire hazard “extreme” as air quality forces cancellation of some events

The Wildfire situation in the Fort McMurray Forest Area remains unchanged.

The fire hazard is still listed as “extreme” with an OHV restriction and fire bans in place across the province.

There is also a ban on outdoor fires and the use of charcoal as well as fireworks within Fort McMurray.

Over the long weekend an air quality advisory across the region caused the cancellation of some outdoor sporting events.

The Air Quality Index was rated as 10+, which is considered extreme.

The RMWB is also canceling their Public Works Days children’s activities for today and tomorrow due to air quality.

Alberta Wildfire is forecasting some relief in the form of rain across parts of the province today and tomorrow.

There are currently 71 active fires burning across Alberta.


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