Peace River Area Update

Peace River Area Update - Strong Winds in the Forecast - September 24, 2019

Posted on Fri, Sep 20, 2019

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The next couple of days wind will blow from the west 20km/h gusting 40 with a high of 17. Always check the weather forecast daily for more information and to ensure the forecasted winds will be within the conditions stated on your burn permit before burning.
 

WILDFIRE UPDATE (current as of September 24, 2019)

There have been 120 wildfires this fire season in the Peace River Forest Area and a total of 55,696.29 hectares burned.  All but one fire have been extinguished.

Battle Complex- PCX-001 (formerly PWF 052 and 054):

This lightning caused fire remains under control at 55,179 hectares in size in the Manning/Notikewin area. 

Thanks to the hard work of firefighters, aircraft and heavy equipment, 100% of the fire perimeter is now considered to be contained and continues to be monitored.

Battle Complex Map

 
Active Wildfires in Adjacent Forest Areas:

For updates on fires in the High Level Forest Area, please visit http://srd.web.alberta.ca/high-level-area-update 

For updates on fires in the Slave Lake Forest Area, please visit http://srd.web.alberta.ca/slave-lake-area-update 

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

For your safety and the safety of the numerous firefighters working to contain these wildfires, please obey the access restrictions and stay out of the area.

 

FIRE PREVENTION

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Check your area in advance and see if there are fire closures or restrictions due to fire danger check AlbertaFiresbans.ca 

BE CAREFUL WITH ALL FIRES

Whether a campfire, gas lantern, cook stove, barbecue, etc., all can quickly start fires during high wind event.  Even after rain, forests fuels can remain dry and flammable.

BE CAREFUL WITH MOTORIZED EQUIPMENT

Did you know your ATV’s and farm equipment can start a wildfire?  A build-up of dry grass and vegetation around the exhaust and engine hot spots can smolder and fall off into dry grass starting a blaze. Carefully check bearings for excessive heat and always keep your machine and fire extinguisher in working order. Parking vehicles on dry grass can ignite fires. Chainsaws, generators and other machines with gas engines can start fires. 

BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR WILDFIRES

If you spot a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE. Always carry a shovel and collapsible pail in their vehicle and put out any campfires they see left unattended.

If you see a wildfire, report it! call 310-FIRE.

 

FIRESMART

You can protect your home from wildfire

Protecting your home from wildfire starts with simple actions. Whether you are doing regular yard maintenance or making large scale changes during renovations or landscaping, you can make choices that will help protect your home from wildfire.

Learn more at firesmartcanada.ca.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Or contact:

Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 420-1968

 

Report Wildfires 310-FIRE (3743)

 

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