#AlbertaFires Expecting Some Relief – May 27, 2016

Updated 5/27/2016 2200 Hours PDT

Incident Summary

20 Fires are still burning in the Province of Alberta, Canada.  The Fire in Peace River area is know under control.

Here is today’s update of the #FortMacFire burning in Alberta, Canada.

Fire conditions are still high to extreme.  The #FortMacFire continues to be the largest and only fire still out-of-control.

Influx of Resources

Hundreds of Firefighters have been deployed to Canada and more are en route.

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Here is the current list of resources currently fighting all 20 Alberta fires including the largest of them all, #FortMacFire:

  • 576,781 ha to 1,425,257 acres (Thursday: 566,188 ha)
  • 3,200 ha or 7,907 acres in Saskatchewan (no change)
  • 2,309 Firefighters (Thursday: 2,062)
  • 104 Helicopters (Thursday: 105)
  • 261 Pieces of Heavy Equipment (Thursday: 258)
  • 24 Air Tankers (no change)

There are still more from around the Globe still responding.

Here is the total count of Fire Suppression (Firefighters) and what State/Province/Country they represent:

  • South Africa. 298 from 280.
  • United States of America. 198 from 200.
  • British Columbia, Canada. 111 from 113.
  • Ontario, Canada. 111 from  85.
  • Quebec, Canada.  44 (no change reported).
  • NW Territories.  30 (same number).
  • New Brunswick. 7 from 22.
  • Parks Canada.  28 from 8.
  • Saskatchewan, Canada. 8 from 6.
  • Newfoundland/Prince Edward  Island. 3 (same number).
  • Nova Scotia. 3. (no change)
  • Manitoba:  2.

Weather Forecast

Fire Managers are expecting 40% humidity and 70% rain to fall over the fire ground and help assist firefighters in gaining control.

Resources

For a more detailed list of Resources for the Public, please see this website:  http://www.alberta.ca/emergency.cfm

Courtesy: Alberta Canada Forestry

Courtesy: Alberta Canada Forestry

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