Don't take any chances with the dry forest vegetation that is prevalent this time of year. If you are doing some fall clean up in your yard this week, don't forget to get your fire permit and burn safely and responsibly.
Please also recreate responsibly and safely by ensuring your campfire is completely extinguished. Soak it. Stir it. Soak It Again. Repeat until your fire is cool to the touch.
WILDFIRE UPDATE (current as of October 14, 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.
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.
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.
Ensure your off-highway vehicle (OHV) is debris free and that you keep dried grasses and other debris from collecting near the hot parts of your OHV such as the muffler, exhaust, under your seat, in the wheel wells, engine and manifold.
With the dry forest vegetation, it is especially important to check these hotspots on your OHV and ensure you haven't left a trail of burning debris behind you.
And as always, call 310-FIRE to report wildfires.
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
Wildfire Information Officer
Report Wildfires 310-FIRE (3743)