Alberta Unveils Mobile Fire Bans App

Minister Carlier demonstrates new wildfire app ready for download. Photo credit to Alberta Government

The Alberta government has released a mobile fire ban app so people across the province can be aware of the wildfire risk.

The new Alberta Fire Ban app, was unveiled Tuesday giving people mobile access to see where there are fire bans, restrictions and advisories.

Provincial Agriculture Minister, Oneil Carlier says it's vital that Albertans be aware of any bans or restrictions if they intend to enjoy the beautiful backcountry. Since March 1st of this year, there have been 274 wildfires in Alberta’s Forest Protection Area, 99% of those were human-caused and entirely preventable.

Springtime can have a high wildfire danger rating because dry grass and leaves can provide fuel before new growth begins. Fire bans also occur throughout the warmer summer months depending on weather and moisture conditions. It’s always wise to check for Alberta fire bans before you enjoy the outdoors.

The Alberta Fire Ban app is available for Android and Apple devices.

- Government of Alberta Release

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