Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Fire Smoke in the Region

Currently, smoke is drifting across the top of BC and moving north as a result of large fires in Alberta. On Monday afternoon, Alberta wildfire officials were aware of 20 active wildfires burning across Alberta. 

Wind blowing in from the south continues to direct wildfire smoke northward, towards the Northwest Territories as seen from satellite imagery on Sunday. Although conditions are expected to be the same on Tuesday, forecasters are keeping a very close eye on weather patterns and the potential for a shift in winds over the next few days.

You can check the smoke situation on the FireSmoke.ca website which displays predicted smoke forecasts for all of Canada. More information on wildfire smoke is available on BC Wildfires & Air Quality and BC wildfire information is always available on the BC Wildfire Service website. (Report wildfires at 1 800 663-5555 or *5555 on a cell.)

As we enter another fire season, please remember to use extra caution when burning. With current conditions, it is more difficult to detect nearby fires.

Also, this is the first year that you can sign up to receive emergency alerts on your cell phone (or by email or  landline phone) - Click to go to our Voyent Emergency Alert System webpage for instructions. It only takes a few moments!

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