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CanadaWildfire danger will elevate to ‘extreme’ in Slave Lake: Alberta Wildfire

22:30  18 may  2019
22:30  18 may  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

Northern Alberta wildfire ranked at highest danger level, conditions expected to worsen

Northern Alberta wildfire ranked at highest danger level, conditions expected to worsen An out-of-control wildfire burning near a town in northwestern Alberta is rated at the highest possible danger level, and the dry, windy weather means the danger is expected to increase this week, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says.

The wildfire danger in the Slave Lake Forest Area remained “ extreme ” on Sunday, the highest level on the fire weather index. As of 10 a.m., Alberta Wildfire The elevated danger is due to “strong and gusty winds” that could cause a fire to burn intensely and spread quickly, according to Alberta Wildfire .

A large wildfire burned through Slave Lake , Alberta , Canada and its surrounding area from Saturday, May 14, 2011 through Monday, May 16, 2011. The conflagration, which originated 15 kilometres (9 mi) outside of town as a forest fire

Wildfire danger will elevate to ‘extreme’ in Slave Lake: Alberta Wildfire © Alberta Wildfire Wildfire danger forecast for Alberta for May 18, 2019.

The wildfire danger in the Slave Lake Forest Area is expected to climb to “extreme” on Saturday, the highest level on the fire weather index.

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The elevated danger is due to “strong and gusty winds” that could cause a fire to burn intensely and spread quickly, according to Alberta Wildfire.

The northern part of the province is under a combination of “extreme” and “very high” fire danger.

The Fort McMurray Forest Area is “extreme” south of Lake Athabasca and “very high” north of the lake. Both the Lac La Biche Forest Area and the Peace River Forest Area are under an “extreme” wildfire danger.

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An out-of-control wildfire burning near a town in northwestern Alberta is rated at the highest possible danger level, and the dry, windy weather means Increased fire danger is common during the spring because of the abundance of dry, flammable materials in the period between the snow melt and the

READ MORE: Northern Alberta wildfire evacuees begin arriving at reception centre in Slave Lake . “Approximately 4,000 people have been evacuated without incident and I’m pleased to say it Kenney urged residents to be cautious as the fire danger in many parts of the province is considered extreme .

“Temperatures will continue to rise, and the relative humidity will drop over the weekend creating cross-over conditions. These conditions can cause fire to spread easily and quickly,” according to Alberta Wildfire.

READ MORE: Wildfire threat prompts Alberta to issue fire ban in northern part of province

A fire ban and off-highway vehicle restriction is in place for the northern regions of the Slave Lake Forest Area, most of the Peace River Forest Area, all of the High Level Forest Area, the Fort McMurray Forest Area south of Lake Athabasca and the Lac La Biche Forest Area.

For the latest status on wildfires, bans and restrictions in Alberta, click here.

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EDMONTON — The Alberta government has imposed a fire ban and restrictions on off-highway vehicle use in the northern half of the province. The government says the decision was made due to the growing threat of wildfires. The areas affected include public land west and north of Slave Lake, north of Lac La Biche up to north of Fort McMurray, west of Peace River and north to the Northwest Territories boundary. The order includes a ban on

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