Peace River Area Update

Peace River Forest Area Update - July 20, 2018

Posted on Fri, Jul 20, 2018

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FIRE RESTRICTIONS

There are currently no fire advisories/restrictions or bans in effect for the Peace River Forest Area.  Some municipalities in the province may have an advisory, restriction or fireban in place. For more information on this and other fire advisories/restrictions and fire bans within the province, please visit www.albertafirebans.ca or download the new Alberta Firebans App!

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WILDFIRE UPDATE (current as of 2 pm on July 20)

The fire danger level in the Peace River Forest Area is now LOW. 

The rainfall is expected to persist throughtout the weekend.  Check our wildfire weather forecast for more details (MA=west side of the Peace River, RE= the east side).

Firefighters, helicopters, air tankers and heavy equipment groups have been strategically placed around the area in preparation for any new wildfire starts.

The Peace River Forest Area has recorded 86 wildfires with a total of 5,271.01 hectares burned since wildfire season began March 1, 2018.  There is currently only 1 active wildfire in the Peace River Forest Area PWF 47 is under control at 3,992 hectares in size 20 kms west of Hotchkiss.  

Anyone with smoke related health concerns should check the Alberta Health Services or call 811 for 24/7 health advise from Alberta Health Link. For a smoke forecast map use  Western Canada Smoke


For your safety and the safety of firefighters, please stay clear of wildfire operations especially when aircraft are flying in the area. We appreciate your support.  

For more information on the location of wildfires in the province including status definitions, please visit our wildfire status map. 

For more information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit: wildfire.alberta.ca.

 

DO YOUR PART TO PREVENT WILDFIRES 

Before you burn it, get a permit

Fire permits are required for all burning, with the exception of heating or warming fires, within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.   Call the Peace River Forest Area office at 780-624-6190 to find out how to obtain your FREE fire permit and please burn safely within the conditions on your permit.  

Be sure to extinguish your campfires

Soak it with water, stir it up and soak it again. The ashes should be cool to the touch.

Keep your OHV debris free

PREV_OHV_HotSpots_Ad_7.75x5_CMYK-1Grass, twigs, leaves and mud can build up in the hotspots, heat up, drop off and start a wildfire. Remember to clean your machine before, during and after your ride.

Call 310-FIRE to report wildfires.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Or contact:

Crystal Burrows 

Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 618-6215

crystal.burrows@gov.ab.ca

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