Wildfire Safety

Staying safe in wildfire season

With wildfires becoming more frequent and intense throughout Alberta, protecting your community while providing safe, reliable power, is our highest priority. Here's what we're doing, and what you can do to stay prepared.


We will let you know of any upcoming information sessions. You can see the presentation from our most recent information session here.


Wildfire season starts in Alberta on March 1 and it runs until October 31

  • There were 1,246 wildfires in 2022 and more than 130,858 hectares burned
  • 61 per cent of wildfires were human-caused in 2022
  • 2019 was one of the worst years in Alberta’s history for wildfires, with a staggering 880,000 hectares burned
To learn more about wildfires in Alberta and stay up to date on fire bans, visit Alberta Wildfire.


If you have questions or want to learn more about what we're doing to mitigate fire risk, please contact us at stakeholderrelations@altalink.ca or 1-877-267-1453 (toll-free).

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