THE 2020 FIRE SEASON HAS ENDED
The wildfire season in Alberta has ended but safe burning practices are always in season. From November 1 to March 1, fire permits are no longer required, however you are still responsible for any fires you light in the winter. Before conducting your winter burning, please review these safe burning practices. Also, remember to go back and check your winter burns to ensure they are extinguished. A fire left smouldering can burn underground all winter long and cause a wildfire in the spring. Please do your part to prevent wildfires year round.
WILDFIRE SEASON SUMMARY
There were 53 wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area during the 2020 fire season, all of which have now been extinguished. In Alberta, there were 705 wildfires and 3,265 hectares burned.
Thank you for doing your part to prevent and report wildfires this and every fire season. Your support and cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Please call 310-FIRE to report wildfires.
Help keep your home, neighborhood and community FireSmart by visiting www.firesmartcanada.ca to learn the many simple steps you can take to reduce your wildfire risk.
Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2021 applications are now open. For details visit our website.
SEASONAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Have you ever wanted to be a wildland fire fighter? Here's your chance! Crew applications for the 2021 wildfire season are now being accepted. Experience a seasonal position like no other. Work with like-minded individuals who have a passion for hard work and building a positive team dynamic?
Find more information here. Applications will be accepted until November 30.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information, please contact:
Crystal Burrows | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 618-6215
Report Wildfires 310-FIRE (3743)