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The fire danger in the Peace River Forest Area is now LOW. Strong winds have been forecasted for tomorrow, so please exercise caution if you are burning with your fire permit or recreating in the forest.
Visit www.albertafirebans.ca for information on fire advisories, restrictions or bans in Alberta.
So far this season, there have been 53 wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area, all but one of which have now been extinguished. One fire has been turned over to the landowner to extinguish.
Please call 310-FIRE to report wildfires.
BEFORE YOU BURN IT, GET A PERMIT
Fire permits are required for all burning within the Forest Protection Area, with the exception of campfires, until October 31. To inquire about getting your free fire permit, call the Peace River Forest Area office at 780-624-6190.
Please remember that if you intend to burn once you've obtained your fire permit, you must evaluate the weather (west side of the river is MA, east side of the river is RE) at your specific location and follow the conditions on your permit. You can be held responsible if a fire escapes the burn permit area.
SAFE OHV USE
If you choose to drive an off-highway vehicle in Alberta’s forested areas please remember:
- OHV exhausts can get very hot, reaching temperatures of over 200 Celsius, causing debris caught near the exhaust to become heated. This debris can potentially start a wildfire when it falls to the ground.
- Before you ride, clean any debris that has built up near the exhaust and muffler, under the seat, in wheel wells and around the engine.
- Carry a small fire extinguisher, a collapsible shovel and water. These tools can help extinguish a wildfire and safely dispose of hot debris.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information, please contact:
Crystal Burrows | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 618-6215
Report Wildfires 310-FIRE (3743)