The wildfire danger in the Peace River Forest Area is VERY HIGH.
A fire advisory is in effect for the Peace River Forest Area. Current permits will remain active and new requests will be evaluated on case-by-case basis.
Under this advisory:
- Current permits remain active;
- New fire permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis.
- Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire, is prohibited.
- Safe wood campfires
- Backyard fire pits
- Portable propane fire pits
- Gas or propane stoves and barbecues
- Catalytic or infrared-style heaters
The fire restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.
There are currently three wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area.
PWF-044 is under control at 1.78 hectares (ha).
PWF-048 is under control at 157 ha.
PWF-049 is being held at 81 ha.
Since March 1st, there have been 52 wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area burning a total of 262 ha.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
There are currently 34 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Of these wildfires, seven are being held, 26 are under control, and one has been turned over to the responsible party.
Since March 1st, there have been 1,086 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 52,371 ha.
For more information, visit the Alberta Wildfire Status Map.
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During wildfire season, you are required to have a fire permit if you plan on doing any burning in the Forest Protection Area, other than a campfire.
We urge everyone to use caution when working and recreating outdoors. Never leave your campfire unattended. Before leaving, be sure to soak your campfire, stir it and soak it again.
Please contact the local forestry office at 780-624-6190 to obtain your free fire permit.
You can reduce the risk of your off-highway vehicle causing a wildfire by following these simple steps:
Before you ride, clean out hot spots and remove debris from your machine.
After riding through muskeg or tall grass, stop and remove any build-up from your machine.
Carry firefighting equipment such as a small shovel, collapsible pail or fire extinguisher.
Wash your quad, trike or bike and keep it clean; do not wash in streams and creeks.
Make sure your muffler and spark arrestor are working properly.
Stop frequently. Take the time to knock debris from your machine’s hot spots. If the debris is smouldering, soak it, stir it, and soak it again to make sure it’s out.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information, please contact:
Provincial Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 420-1968
Report Wildfires 310-FIRE (3743)