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Spreading Creek Wildfire

The Spreading Creek fire has seen no significant growth since late July. The total burn area inside Banff National Park remains at 2,300 hectares, and the total fire size at 9,000 hectares. Map (PDF 3.8 MB)

  • All highways are open. 
  • All trails west of Highway 93N are open. 
  • Some trails east of Highway 93N remain closed. See Important Bulletins for a map and more information.

Fire crews continue to monitor the fire. Any flare ups close to the perimeters will be actioned through direct suppression. Hot spots well within the burn area that pose limited risk of spreading may continue to smoulder on the landscape. Hot spots are likely to persist until snowfall. Report any new wildfires to Banff Dispatch: (403) 762-1473

Management of the Spreading Creek wildfire on Alberta provincial lands continues to be conducted by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. For information, visit: Alberta Wildfire

August 8 , 2014