Peace River Area Update

Peace River Forest Area Update - November 6, 2023

Posted on Mon, Nov 06, 2023


The fire danger in the Peace River Forest Area is moderate.

Wildfires can still start in cooler weather, especially in dry and windy conditions. Always use caution in forested areas. 

Report wildfires by calling 310-FIRE (3473).

end of wildfire season 2023

End of wildfire season 

Wildfire season is officially over as of November 1st. Fire permits are no longer required but you are still responsible for any burning project that you take on.

Holdover fires are likely to occur this year due to dry conditions. A fire lit in the winter and left smouldering can burn under the snow and into the ground all winter long. Under the right conditions, these fires can re-emerge in the spring as wildfires. To prevent spring wildfires, check your winter burn sites frequently and ensure that all fires are completely extinguished.

Wait until there are at least 15 cm of snow on the ground before burning and follow our safe burning guidelines

Wildfire situation 

Since January 1, there have been 149 wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area, burning a total of 66,669 hectares (ha).

There are currently nine wildfires burning in the Peace River Forest Area. Four of these wildfires are under control and five are being held. 

Since January 1, there have been 1,100 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta, burning 2,211,955 ha.

To view these wildfires on a map, download the AB Wildfire Status App or visit the Alberta Wildfire Status page.

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Now hiring

Alberta Wildfire is currently hiring wildland firefighters in a variety of wildfire crew positions for the 2024 season. Apply today



It’s that time of year again! Wildfire Community Preparedness Day applications are now open.

If you’re new to FireSmart, Prep Day is about neighbourhoods coming together to work on a project to reduce their wildfire risk. You can apply for a $500 award to fund your neighbourhood project! Learn more about Community Preparedness Day

To learn more on how you can protect your home and structures from wildfire, visit FireSmart Canada or download the Farm and Acreage FireSmart magazine.


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(780) 420-1968


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