Peace River Area Update

Peace River Forest Area Wildfire Update - September 22, 2022

Posted on Thu, Sep 22, 2022

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The fire danger for the Peace River Forest Area is HIGH. 

If you see smoke or fire in the forest, report it by calling 310-FIRE (3473).


PEACE RIVER FOREST AREA WILDFIRE UPDATE

Since January 1, 2022, there have been 111 wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area, burning a total of 42 hectares (ha). 

There are currently no active wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area. 

PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE

Since January 1, 2022 in the Forest Protection Area, there have been 1119 wildfires, burning a total of 143, 439 ha. 

To view wildfires on a map, download the AB Wildfire App or visit the Wildfire Status page. 


CAMPFIRES AND FIRE SAFETY 

Planning on heading out to do some camping? Please use caution if you are spending time in forested areas. Always extinguish your campfire when you are done with it by soaking it, stirring it, and soaking it again. 

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FIRESMART 

Remember to always keep the ground around your home free of woody debris and pine needles. Embers from a nearby wildfire can travel long distances and can ignite fuel that is close to your home. 

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FIRE PERMITS

Fire permits are required for all burning in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, with the exception of campfires. They are issued by Alberta Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development (AFRED) to track burning across the province. This helps us to determine if smoke is a wildfire or permitted burning.

Each permit is unique and outlines the restrictions and conditions for your burn including location, wind speed, time and date of burn and any suppression tools required. Permits for burning are free and can be obtained at any AFRED office. Local offices can restrict issues permitting in cases of extreme wildfire hazard.


FOR MORE INFORMATION


CONTACT

Provincial Information Officer

Phone: (780) 420-1968

wildfireinfo@gov.ab.ca

HELPFUL LINKS

Alberta Wildfire Status
Alberta Fire Bans
Air Quality Health Index
Alberta Emergency Alerts
511 Road Reports
Emergency Preparation
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