April 8, 2019 11:27 pm
Updated: May 22, 2019 3:12 pm

Alberta fire season 2019: Latest status of wildfires, bans and restrictions

Parks Canada posted this photo Sept. 11, 2017, amid a wildfire evacuation in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta.

Dan Rafla / Parks Canada

With spring underway in Alberta, snow is melting and the sun is blazing on dry, brittle grass.

Wildfire season started in Alberta on March 1 and that comes with a warning about the wildfire risk across the province.

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As of 10 a.m. on May 22, there were 32 wildfires burning across the province. Nine fires had been turned over. Fifteen of the wildfires were listed as under control and four were listed as being held. Four wildfires were listed as out of control.

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As of 10 a.m. May 22, 25 fire bans were in place across Alberta.

Twenty-three fire advisories were in place across Alberta as of May 21, along with 17 fire restrictions.

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.

BELOW: An interactive map of the wildfires currently burning in Alberta

Visit albertafirebans.ca for a complete list of advisories and additional information. Or download the Alberta fire ban app for Apple and Android.

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