Peace River Area Update

Peace River Forest Area Wildfire Update - April 1, 2021

Posted on Thu, Apr 01, 2021

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Alberta Wildfire has a NEW app! Download it today and get access to accurate, real-time information on wildfires in your area. You can also find information on fire advisories, restrictions and  bans across the province and much more. Available for Apple and Android. If you have the original wildfire app on your phone, it's time to delete it.


The snow is disappearing quickly in the Peace River Forest Area, this means the potential for wildfires to start. If you have active winter burn sites remember to go back and check them often. With increased temperatures and higher wind speeds a wildfire can ignite and spread quickly. Remember to check weather conditions if you are planning any burning. 

This time of year also brings increased recreational activities including campfires and OHV use. If you are planning a campfire, never leave it unattended and make sure it's fully extinguished before you leave. Stop often to check hot spots on your OHV. Your muffler, exhaust and under the seat can heat up debris that could have the potential to start a wildfire. 


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Last year 88 per cent of wildfires were human-caused, meaning they are preventable. In the spring, almost all wildfires in Alberta are caused by human activity. If you are enjoying Alberta's outdoors this weekend, always use safe burning practices. When extinguishing a campfire: soak it, stir it, and soak it again. 



For more information, please contact:

Provincial Information Officer 

Mobile: (780) 420-1968


Report Wildfires 310-FIRE (3743)