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WILDFIRE UPDATE (current as of 2 pm on July 20)
The fire danger level in the Peace River Forest Area is now LOW.
The rainfall is expected to persist throughtout the weekend. Check our wildfire weather forecast for more details (MA=west side of the Peace River, RE= the east side).
Firefighters, helicopters, air tankers and heavy equipment groups have been strategically placed around the area in preparation for any new wildfire starts.
The Peace River Forest Area has recorded 86 wildfires with a total of 5,271.01 hectares burned since wildfire season began March 1, 2018. There is currently only 1 active wildfire in the Peace River Forest Area. PWF 47 is under control at 3,992 hectares in size 20 kms west of Hotchkiss.
Anyone with smoke related health concerns should check the Alberta Health Services or call 811 for 24/7 health advise from Alberta Health Link. For a smoke forecast map use Western Canada Smoke
For your safety and the safety of firefighters, please stay clear of wildfire operations especially when aircraft are flying in the area. We appreciate your support.
For more information on the location of wildfires in the province including status definitions, please visit our wildfire status map.
For more information on the wildfire situation across the province of Alberta, visit: wildfire.alberta.ca.
DO YOUR PART TO PREVENT WILDFIRES
Before you burn it, get a permit
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 please burn safely within the conditions on your permit.
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.
Keep your OHV debris free
Grass, twigs, leaves and mud can build up in the hotspots, heat up, drop off and start a wildfire. Remember to clean your machine before, during and after your ride.
Call 310-FIRE to report wildfires.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- Bookmark the Peace River Wildfire Update and check for updates anytime or subscribe to have it emailed to you
- Download our apps, available for Apple and Android devices.
- You can also find us on Facebook,Twitter, Youtube
- or visit www.wildfire.alberta.ca
Wildfire Information Officer
Report Wildfires 310-FIRE (3743)