Peace River Area Update

Peace River Forest Area Wildfire Update - April 23, 2021

Posted on Fri, Apr 23, 2021


The wildfire danger in the Peace River Forest Area is MODERATE.

The fire hazard is increasing in snow-free areas and conditions can change rapidly. We ask that you monitor conditions closely if you are doing any burning under a fire permit.

There have been several preventable fires in the Peace River Forest Area in the last week. Please use caution when working or recreating in the Forest Protection Area.

The Town of Peace River is planning several hazard reduction burns for this weekend. Alberta Wildfire crews will be assisting with these burns. Smoke may be visible while the burns are ongoing.


There is currently one wildfire in the Peace River Forest Area, burning 0.01 hectares (ha). This fire is under control.

Since March 1st, there have been six wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area, burning a total of 6.29 ha.


There are currently seven wildfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA) of Alberta. Four are under control and three have been turned over to the responsible party.

Since March 1st, there have been 128 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 117.21 ha.



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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. 



For more information, please contact:

Provincial Information Officer 

Mobile: (780) 420-1968


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