PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT – Wildfire Season Starts Early!! February 22, 2024

Alberta’s wildfire season is starting early this year, on February 20. This means that fire permits will be required for burning within the Forest Protection Area, except for a campfire. The early start is due to the drought conditions occurring in many areas of the province, which could lead to elevated fire danger if we do not receive significant rain in the spring.

Please do your part to help prevent human caused wildfires by using caution in forested areas. Now’s the time to go back and check on any winter burn projects to make sure they are fully extinguished. Stay informed of fire restrictions and fire bans in your area by checking Alberta Firebans.

Fire permits are free and can be requested online. Visit to request your fire permit online. You may also request your fire permit by calling the Peace River forestry office at 780-624-6190. Permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis, once a site visit has been done.