The wildfire danger in the Peace River Forest Area is HIGH.
Don't forget to get a permit if you need to do any burning (other than a campfire). If you currently have a valid permit, make sure you are reviewing the conditions to make sure that it is safe to burn. Attention should be paid to current and forecasted weather conditions. Be sure to check the website regularly for any updates.
Since March 1, there have been 16 wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area burning a total of 7.51 hectares. One of these wildfires has been turned over to the responsible party and 15 have been extinguished.
PROVINCIAL WILDFIRE UPDATE
There are currently six wildfires in the Forest Protection Area (FPA) of Alberta. One of these wildfires is being held, four are under control and one has been turned over to the responsible party.
Since March 1st, there have been 300 wildfires in the FPA, burning a total of 921.26 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
For more information, please contact:
Provincial Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 420-1968
Report Wildfires 310-FIRE (3743)