Peace River Area Update

Peace River Forest Area Wildfire Update - August 5, 2021

Posted on Thu, Aug 05, 2021


The wildfire danger in the Peace River Forest Area remains HIGH. 

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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 two wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area. 

PWF-044 is under control at 1.78 hectares (ha)

PWF-048 is currently out of control at 169 ha. This wildfire is located 75 km northwest of Manning. There are 55 firefighters, six helicopters and six pieces of heavy equipment assigned to this wildfire.

Since March 1st, there have been 48 wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area burning a total of 193 ha.  


There are currently 46 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. One of these wildfires are out of control, 14 are being held, 30 are under control, and one has been turned over to the responsible party.

Since March 1st, there have been 1,038 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 52,257 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. 



For more information, please contact:

Provincial Information Officer 

Mobile: (780) 420-1968


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