Peace River Area Update

Peace River Forest Area Wildfire Update - September 27, 2021

Posted on Mon, Sep 27, 2021

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The wildfire danger in the Peace River Forest Area is moderate.

At this time of year, dry grass and vegetation presents a significant fire hazard. Please use caution if you are working or recreating in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.

Never leave your campfire unattended. Before leaving, be sure to soak your campfire, stir it and soak it again.

If you see suspicious smoke or flames in the Forest Protection Area, report it by calling 310-FIRE (3743).


WILDFIRE UPDATE

There is currently one wildfire in the Peace River Forest Area. 

PWF-049 is under control at 81 hectares (ha) in size.

Since March 1st, there have been 63 wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area, burning a total of 266 ha.  

PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE

There are currently 26 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. One of these wildfires is being held, 22 are under control and three have been turned over to the responsible party.

Since March 1st, there have been 1,241 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 52,890 ha.

For more information, visit the Alberta Wildfire Status Map.


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FIRE PERMIT

During wildfire season, you are required to have a fire permit if you plan on doing any burning in the Forest Protection Area, other than a campfire. Wildfire season ends October 31st.

Please contact the local forestry office at 780-624-6190 to obtain your free fire permit. 


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OHV SAFETY 

You can reduce the risk of your off-highway vehicle causing a wildfire by following these simple steps:

  • Before you ride, clean out hot spots and remove debris from your machine.

  • After riding through muskeg or tall grass, stop and remove any build-up from your machine.

  • Carry firefighting equipment such as a small shovel, collapsible pail or fire extinguisher.

  • Wash your quad, trike or bike and keep it clean; do not wash in streams and creeks.

  • Make sure your muffler and spark arrestor are working properly.

  • Stop frequently. Take the time to knock debris from your machine’s hot spots. If the debris is smouldering, soak it, stir it, and soak it again to make sure it’s out.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Contact information:

Provincial Information Officer 

Mobile: (780) 420-1968

wildfireinfo@gov.ab.ca

 

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