Peace River Area Update

Peace River Forest Area Wildfire Update - June 3, 2021

Posted on Thu, Jun 03, 2021


The wildfire danger in the Peace River Forest Area is now VERY HIGH. 

Forecasted hot and dry weather conditions have led to a fire advisory for the Peace River Forest Area. Please monitor this update for any changes in the wildfire danger level.

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A fire advisory is in effect for the Peace River Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to forecast hot dry conditions.
Under this advisory:
• Existing fire permits are still valid, but please be sure to review your permit conditions prior to burning.
• 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.
The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.


Since March 1, there have been 24 wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area burning a total of 8.57 hectares. Six of these wildfires have been turned over to the responsible party and 18 have been extinguished. 


There are currently 17 wildfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA) of Alberta. 10 are under control and seven have been turned over to the responsible party.

Since March 1st, there have been 452 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 1,039.37 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, please contact:

Provincial Information Officer 

Mobile: (780) 420-1968


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