Peace River Area Update

Peace River Forest Area Update - October 6, 2020

Posted on Tue, Oct 06, 2020


Fire Advisory - FB


Due to current hot and dry conditions, a fire advisory is now effect for the Peace River Forest Area.

·         Safe campfires are allowed.
·         Existing fire permits remain valid.

Off-highway vehicles can start wildfires - check frequently to ensure hotspots are free of debris, and make sure mufflers and spark arrestors are working properly.

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again to ensure it is extinguished.

The fire advisory will remain in effect until conditions improve.

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Please continue to keep fire safety top of mind and call 310-FIRE to report wildfires.



The average wildfire danger in the Peace River Forest Area is now HIGH due to the drying forest vegetation and strong winds in the forecast.  As we move further into fall, the forest vegetation continues to dry out becoming increasingly flammable, and increasing the risk of wildfire starts.  In these conditions, wildfires could spread quickly, especially in strong or gusty winds. 

So far this season, there have been 50 wildfires in the Peace River Forest Area, all of which have now been extinguished.


Please call 310-FIRE to report wildfires.



Fire permits are required for all burning within the Forest Protection Area, with the exception of campfires.  To inquire about getting your free fire permit, call the Peace River Forest Area office at 780-624-6190.

Please remember that if you intend to burn once you've obtained your fire permit, you must evaluate the weather at your specific location and follow the conditions on your permit. You can be held responsible if a fire escapes the burn permit area. 



OHV Hot Spots

If you choose to drive an off-highway vehicle in Alberta’s forested areas please remember:

  • OHV exhausts can get very hot, reaching temperatures of over 200 Celsius, causing debris caught near the exhaust to become heated. This debris can potentially start a wildfire when it falls to the ground.
  • Before you ride, clean any debris that has built up near the exhaust and muffler, under the seat, in wheel wells and around the engine.
  • Carry a small fire extinguisher, a collapsible shovel and water. These tools can help extinguish a wildfire and safely dispose of hot debris.




For more information, please contact:

Crystal Burrows | Wildfire Information Officer

Mobile: (780) 618-6215

Report Wildfires 310-FIRE (3743)