The wildfire danger in the Peace River Forest Area is MODERATE.
The Peace River Forest Area will likely see an increased fire danger over the next couple days. Expected high winds mean wildfires can start easily and spread very quickly. Ensure you are checking your burn permit conditions and go back to visit any existing burn sites to make sure they are completely extinguished.
FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT
A fire advisory is in effect for the Peace River Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to drying conditions and high wind.
Under this advisory:
- Existing fire permits are still valid.
- New permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis, only for essential burning.
- Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire.
Although existing fire permits remain valid, always remember to review the conditions of your fire permit to ensure you are still allowed to burn; especially in regard to wind speed.
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.
If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE
The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.
Since March 1, there have been nine wildfires burning a total of 6.71 hectares. All of these wildfires have been extinguished.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
There are currently 10 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA) of Alberta. One of these wildfires is being held, seven are under control and two have been turned over to the responsible party.
Since March 1st, there have been 189 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 851.35 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
For more information, please contact:
Provincial Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 420-1968
Report Wildfires 310-FIRE (3743)