Fire Advisory Ended
– Wildfire Danger Moderate –
Please Enjoy Campgrounds Safely
88 percent of of wildfires last year were human-caused. In what promises to be a dry year, it is especially important to ensure campfires are enjoyed with care.
In the backcountry or where there is not a dedicated fire ring, use these instructions:
- Make a circle about one metre around.
- Dig or scrape down to the mineral soil.
- Clear away any flammable materials within one metre of the pit.
Extinguish Your Campfire
Soak It. Stir It. Soak It Again.
- Let the fire burn down before you plan on putting it out. Spread the embers within the fire pit, then add water or loose dirt, and stir.
- Expose any material still burning. Add more water and stir again until you can no longer see smoke or steam. Do not bury your fire as the embers may continue to smoulder and can re-emerge as a wildfire.
- Repeat until your campfire is cool to the touch.
- If your fire is out, you should not be able to feel any heat from the ashes.
Three Active COVID-19 Cases In The Central Peace
As of June 15, 2021 – Updated weekly
- Birch Hills County: 32 cases (two active, 30 recovered)
- M.D. of Spirit River: 81 cases (all recovered)
- Saddle Hills County: 31 cases (one active, 30 recovered)
Total Cases 144 | Recovered 141 | Active 3
Alberta Enters Stage 2 Reopening
Albertans have an incentive to continue following public health measures and get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan safely eases restrictions in 3 stages as vaccination targets are reached and hospitalizations decline.
Alberta entered Stage 2 on June 10. If Albertans continue doing their part, all restrictions could be lifted by late June or early July.
Physical Distancing Works
FIRE SEASON IN ALBERTA
Fire season in Alberta began March 1st. Permits are required for all burning except campfires in the Forest Protection Area.
To help protect your home from wildfire, FireSmart it:
- remove flammable items that are within 5 feet of your property
- keep roof and gutters free from debris
- prune trees and shrubs regularly
- conduct a FireSmart home assessment
Talk to your neighbors about what you can do to FireSmart your community.
Learn more about how you can FireSmart your property, your community and your industry.
EMERGENCIES CAN HAPPEN ANYTIME
Make a plan. Create a kit. Stay informed.
There are various ways to stay informed of emergencies in the Central Peace and around Alberta.
- Alberta Emergency Alerts are issued to provide you with critical information about an immediate emergency, where it is occurring, and what actions you nee to take. Alerts are distributed in various ways, including: radio, television, social media, RSS feed, and the Alberta Emergency Alert App. Download the app to stay informed through your mobile device.
- Wireless alerting is another tool to receive emergency alerts. Wireless public alerts are issued to cell phones within a defined geographic area. These alerts are only issued for threat-to-life situations. You can learn more at alertready.ca, and check if your phone is compatible to receive wireless alerts. Sign-up is not required as all cell-phones are automatically registered.
- Municipal sources: Be careful of the authenticity of some of the information that is being shared. It is best to use trusted municipal sources for local information
- CPREM Facebook Page
- Birch Hills County
- MD of Spirit River 133
- Town of Spirit River
- Village of Rycroft
- Saddle Hills County
- Central Peace Fire & Rescue – website … Facebook
4. Other Trusted Sources
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