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.
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.
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.
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
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Provincial Information Officer
Phone: (780) 420-1968
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