Alberta fire season 2019: Latest status of wildfires, bans and restrictions
Dozens of wildfires are burning across Alberta, prompting evacuations of communities and firefighting teams from across the country have come to the province to help fight the blazes.
Wildfire season in Alberta started on March 1, and while it got off to a slow start, since the beginning of May, the number of fires has been steadily increasing, as well as the intensity of some.
As of 10 a.m. on July 10, there were 12 wildfires burning across the province. One fire was listed as out of control, one of the wildfires was being held, seven were under control and three were turned over.
As of 10 a.m. July 10, there were no fire bans in place across Alberta.
Fifteen fire advisories were in place across Alberta as of July 10, along with two fire restrictions.
Alberta Wildfire updates this map regularly on its website.
As of July 10, 2019, more than 802,391 hectares had been burned this year to date by wildfires.
During the 2018 wildfire season, 1,288 wildfires burned more than 59,800 hectares across the province. The province said 777 of the wildfires last year were caused by humans.
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