Wildfire Update


Update June 7 at 9:00 am. The Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124 is doing its part to ensure public safety with its regional partners, the Town of Slave Lake, and the Sawridge First Nation as well as for our guests, the evacuees of other northern Alberta wildfires.


Wildfire Update June 7 at 9:00 am

The Evacuation Alerts for Marten Beach, Old Smith Highway, Mitsue, Poplar Lane, Fawcett Lake, Eben Road, Bayer Road and areas in the path of the McMillan Fire Complex in the Marten Hills have been lifted as of 9:00 am, June 7, 2019. The State of Local Emergency will expire at 11:22 am today.

Wildfire Update June 7 at 9:00 am

For Thursday the temperature will be 8-11 degrees and winds will be from the northeast 20 gusting up to 40 kilometres per hour. The forecast is calling for a good chance of rain for areas south of Lesser Slave Lake.

The wildfire danger will remain High for areas north of Lesser Slave Lake. Firefighters are urging everyone to use caution and report wildfires immediately by calling 310-FIRE or #FIRE on your cell phone.

The Fire Ban and OHV Restriction has been lifted for southern parts of the Slave Lake Forest Area. The Town of Slave Lake, Town of High Prairie and Big Lakes County have also lifted their Fire Ban/OHV Restriction. To view a map of the Fire Ban/OHV restriction area visit www.albertafirebans.ca.

Safe campfires are allowed. Never leave your campfire unattended and make sure it's extinguished. Soak it with water, stir up the ashes, and soak it again. When riding your off-highway vehicle, stop frequently to remove the buildup of debris from your muffler.

McMillan Wildfire update: Firefighters will be finishing up along the Marten Lake Road and will be moved to new parts of the fire such as the northwest side of the fire near Brintnell Lake and along dozer lines on the southeast of the fire. Heavy equipment and line consolidation continues along the east side of the fire. Continue to FireSmart around Bigstone Cree First Nation. Structure protection is complete at Trout Lake, Wabasca and Marten Beach. Structure protection continues in Bigstone Cree First Nation.

For questions regarding the wildfire update, please contact Wildfire Information Officer Leah Lovequist at 780.849.0945.

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For more information on the wildfire status go to srd.web.alberta.ca/slave-lake-area-update.

Go to www.511.alberta.ca for up to date Road Report information.

Further updates will continue to be posted on the news section of this website.

MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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