A fire ban and OHV restriction is in effect for the Town of Peace River, due to extreme fire danger.
Under this fire ban:
- No Fires are Permitted
All outdoor wood fires are banned, including wood campfires on public and private lands, and campgrounds
BBQs and Smokers that use solid fuels (wood chips or pellets, charcoal briquettes, etc.)
Open flame oil devices (e.g., turkey deep fryers, tiki torches)
The use of fireworks and exploding targets
The recreational use of off-highway vehicles (OHV) on public lands, including designated OHV trails
- Propane, Natural Gas, or Electrically powered cooking and heating appliances
- Indoor wood fires contained within a device with a chimney and spark arrestor
- All appliances must be CSA approved and used per manufacturer’s standards
- Indigenous people when using an OHV for traditional purposes. Traditional purposes are hunting, fishing, and trapping – including the use of an OHV to travel to the location(s) for these purposes.
- Essential industry-related activities requiring the use of OHVs.
- Off-highway vehicle use is still permitted on private lands.
All off-highway vehicle use must be conducted with extreme caution.
When operating equipment, clear debris from moving parts, check your muffler and keep equipment in good repair. Do not operate equipment in tall grass. Keep watch of your surroundings and ensure you have sufficient firefighting equipment and water available. Equipment fires or work-related sparks, friction and hot exhaust can cause even small amounts of dry fuels to ignite into a wildfire and spread easily.
Please use extreme caution when outdoors, especially when disposing of cigarette butts, or using flammable materials.
If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 911.
The fire ban and OHV restriction will remain in effect until conditions improve.