Stay informed about active wildfires and wildfire smoke in the WCAS region, across Alberta and throughout North America with these resources.
“BlueSky” modelling for North America
BlueSky is a software framework that consists of data and models of fuel consumption, emissions, fire, weather, and dispersion. These are linked together into a single system that produces forecasts of hourly ground-level concentrations of PM2.5 from wildfires up to 48 hours into the future. Twice per day, an animation is published that shows the forecast (or predicted) movement of smoke plumes and the corresponding 1-hour PM2.5 concentrations.
Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard
The Alberta Wildfire Status Dashboard provides an overall look at the current wildfire situation across Alberta. The site includes locations of active wildfires, fire advisories, and wildfire status for each of the province’s forest areas. Alberta Wildfire provides links to report a wildfire, find the status and location of wildfires, fire restrictions and bans, and learn more about wildfire prevention.
Air Quality Health Index (AQHI)
Up-to-date information about the air quality health index (AQHI) in the capital region can be found on the WCAS home page and province-wide on the Government of Alberta website.