The Sturgeon Lake Complex wildfire comprises two fires. GWF017 is estimated to be 5752 hectares in size and is out of control, while GWF023 is estimated to be 3869 hectares in size and is out of control.

On Sunday, there were 140 firefighting personnel and 104 management and support staff on site. Eleven helicopters and 25 pieces of heavy machinery are allotted to the two fires.

An important concern for the firefighters is the presence of dangerous trees in and around the fires. Due to the degree of drought in the ground and the intensity with which the fires burned, many trees have little to no root systems left. When this happens, trees can fall with a slight gust of wind. Heavy machinery will be used to try and mitigate the danger posed to firefighters.