The Province is making some new additions available on its Wildfire app.
"Last year, 67 per cent of wildfires were caused by humans," said Nate Horner, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development. " These new tools will empower residents and visitors with the information they need to make smart decisions during wildfire season.”
Alberta Wildfire launched a new mobile app last in spring so Albertans can take important wildfire information with them on the go.
The app's has been downloaded to more than 45,000 devices.
The new wildfire dashboard provides up-to-date wildfire information at the click of a button.
The interactive tool displays important statistics on the number of active wildfires in the province, sizes, locations, suspected causes and more.
And Albertans living or recreating in the Forest Protection Area of the province can request a free fire permit using the new, convenient online fire permit portal.
Permits are required for burning activities other than campfires during wildfire season and help focus firefighting resources where they are needed most.
Fire permits help ensure that when smoke or fire is reported, wildfire officials can determine whether this is a wildfire or a permitted burn.