Wildfire status

The Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard provides current information on the wildfire situation in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. View the location and details of active wildfires and fire restrictions on an interactive map.

Alberta Wildfire is responsible for wildfire management in the Forest Protection Area (FPA), which covers over 33 million hectares throughout Alberta. Wildfires located outside of the FPA will not be displayed on the map, unless Alberta Wildfire is providing assistance to the lead agency.

Wildfires of note

A wildfire of note is determined to be of significant public interest and may pose a threat to public safety, communities or critical infrastructure.

Wildfires of note do not typically include mutual aid wildfires located outside of the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Alberta Wildfire provides assistance on a mutual aid wildfire but is not the lead agency.

Find the latest information on wildfires of note

Forest area updates

The Forest Protection Area is divided into ten forest areas.

Find the latest updates for each area or subscribe to receive them in your inbox.

Wildfire status terms

Red Flame Out-of-control (OC): the wildfire is burning and is expected to continue growing.

Yellow Flame Being held (BH): given current weather conditions and resources, the wildfire is not anticipated to grow past expected boundaries.

Green Flame Under control (UC): the wildfire is completely contained and will be extinguished.

Mutual Aid Symbol Mutual aid: the wildfire is outside of the Forest Protection Area and assistance is being provided to the lead agency.

Access wildfire data

There are several options to access and view current and historical wildfire data, as well as weather data.

The document below describes the various data available and provides instructions to access them.

Accessing Wildfire GIS Data - March, 2022 (1 pages, < 1 MB) 


Updated: Apr 4, 2022