Fort McMurray is burning like a volcano bush fire has become a major concern for the Canadian Government and People. Many has lost property and many are not available for contact. All concern about the well being of the residents.
Public safety remains the key priority as the
continues to burn. Provincial fire crews continue their efforts to reduce the threat to property and infrastructure.
A Province-wide Fire Ban is now in place for the Province of Alberta
For information on the Fort McMurray Wildfire contact Leah Lovequist 1-780-849-0945 [email protected]
All open fires, including campfires and charcoal briquettes, are prohibited. The use of incendiary targets is also banned.
Portable propane fire pits and gas or propane stoves and barbeques designed for cooking or heating are allowed.
The fire ban applies to Alberta’s Forest Protection Area and all counties, municipal districts and special areas, and provincial parks and recreation areas. The fire ban does not apply to cities, towns, villages, summer villages, or federal lands.
For more information on Fire Advisories, Restrictions or Bans across the province, visit AlbertaFirebans.ca or call 1-866-FYI-FIRE (394-3473).
Province restricts off-highway vehicle recreational use
The OHV restriction will be in place until further notice. It applies to recreational use on public lands, including designated OHV trails, only.
It will not apply to agriculture, public safety or commercial/industrial users who operate OHVs for farming, enforcement or business purposes. The OHV restriction does not apply to the use of an OHV by Indigenous peoples when exercising a right recognized and affirmed under Part II of the Constitution Act, 1982 or a right under section 12 of the Natural Resources Transfer Agreement.
Wildfire management staff, along with enforcement personnel, including Conservation Officers and Fish and Wildlife Officers, will enforce the temporary OHV recreational restriction immediately. OHVs include all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), four-wheel vehicles, motorcycles and related two-wheel vehicles and amphibious machines.
The Fort McMurray wildfire didn’t grow as much as feared overnight and into Sunday. And the weather forecast is finally looking favourable.
5:30 p.m. – Airspace closed
The regional municipality of Wood Buffalo reminded everyone Sunday that the airspace above the RM — including a five-nautical-mile buffer around the active fire zone — is closed to all unauthorized air traffic, including drones.
Anyone who flaunts the rule will be subject to criminal charges.
2:30 p.m. – Ottawa promises income support, help to rebuild Fort McMurray
1 p.m. – Fire officials say fire is being held, re-entry planning has started
For more information contact:
Leah Lovequist – Wildfire Information Officer
Reported By : Mr.Kajal Bhattacharjee,Editor (USA & Middle East)
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