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FIRE SEASON STARTED MARCH 1
The 2019 Fire Season started on March 1, 2019. As of that date, fire permits are required for all burning, with the exception of heating or warming fires, within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.
Call the Peace River Forest Area office at 780-624-6190 to find out how to obtain your FREE fire permit and to learn more.
Call 310-FIRE to report wildfires.
DO YOUR PART TO PREVENT SPRING WILDFIRES
Be sure to extinguish your campfires
Soak it with water, stir it up and soak it again. The ashes should be cool to the touch.
Recheck your winter brush piles to ensure they are extinguished
- STIR IT: spread out the remaining material within the pile using a metal probe, or if necessary, heavy equipment. Dig down into the soil to make sure the fire has not burned down to the root system.
- SOAK IT: soak the area and ensure both heat and smoke are no longer being produced by the pile.
- STIR IT AGAIN: Roll the debris over. Using your bare hand, feel for heat while looking for steam. A fire is not out until there is absolutely no heat coming from the ashes.
For information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit: wildfire.alberta.ca.
You can protect your home from wildfire
Protecting your home from wildfire starts with simple actions. Whether you are doing regular yard maintenance or making large scale changes during renovations or landscaping, you can make choices that will help protect your home from wildfire.
While properly preparing your home and community can reduce the risk of damage caused by wildfires, ensure that you have proper insurance on your home and property.
Know your hazard…take the assessment
Knowing the factors that can pose a threat to your home, yard and beyond can empower you to make choices that will reduce the risk.
- Complete the structure and site hazard assessment to understand hazard within 30 metres of a home or building
- Take the area hazard assessment to understand the hazard greater than 30 metres of a home or building
Some of the measures cost very little and can help reduce the vulnerability of your home to wildfire, others require planning and long-term commitment. Learn how to make FireSmart actions that can protect your:
- Home Construction
- Yard and landscaping
- Vegetation and fuels
- Farm or Acreage
Bring FireSmart to your neighbourhood
The FireSmart Community Recognition Program gives acknowledgement to the FireSmart actions your community is taking. Learn how your community can become a recognized FireSmart Community.
Learn more at firesmartcanada.ca.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Wildfire Information Officer