The wildfire danger in the Peace River Forest Area is now LOW.
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
*Safe wood campfires - should be within a metal, brick, or rock fire ring. They are required to:
- Be on rock, gravel, sand, or another non-combustible surface that extends at least one metre around the fire;
- Have a responsible person in attendance to keep fire under control at all times and extinguish before leaving;
- Have on hand enough water on site to extinguish the fire. Safe wood campfires on private lands include private land campgrounds and private land recreation areas; and
- Municipalities, Parks and protected areas may have additional fire safety requirements.
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. Last year, 88% of wildfires in Alberta were human-caused.
Remember to check the hot spots on your Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) and remove debris before and after use.
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 restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.
There are currently no wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area.
Since March 1, there have been 43 wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area burning a total of 21.75 hectares (ha).
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
There are currently 62 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. One of these wildfires is out of control, 28 are being held, 32 are under control, and one has been turned over to the responsible party.
Since March 1st, there have been 917 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 47,836.57 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
For more information, please contact:
Provincial Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 420-1968
Report Wildfires 310-FIRE (3743)