The County continues to respond to the Peavine Creek Wildfire and monitor the Boone Lake Complex. 

Peavine Creek Wildfire Status 

  • The Peavine Creek Wildfire crossed the BC-AB border into the County of Grande Prairie yesterday that resulted in the County issuing an evacuation alert for residents near Preston Lake. The evacuation alert remains in effect for everyone located north of Township Road 732, west of Range Road 131, and south of Township Road 742. 

  • The current size of the fire is estimated at 1,250 hectares and is classified as out of control.  

  • Affected residents have been contacted. 

  • County and Horse Lake First Nation firefighters are working to protect structures in the area.   

Boone Lake Complex Wildfire Status 

  • The County is monitoring a second wildfire near Homestead that is currently within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta of Saddle Hills County. It has not crossed into the County. 

  • For updates on this fire, visit Alberta Wildfire.  

Emergency Preparedness Tips  

Residents who have been placed on evacuation alert are advised to prepare for a potential evacuation order: 

  • Arrange accommodations. 

  • Pack all important documents, medications, food, water, and important supplies, to be away from your home for seven days. 

  • Have a plan for your pets. 

  • Plan for transportation and make sure your vehicles are full of gas.  

  • Residents requiring assistance with large animals should contact the County’s Agriculture Department for support from the Livestock Emergency Response Plan at 780-567-5584 and immediately enter extension number 2588.  

The current alert will be updated with further instructions if the situation progresses. For more details on preparing for wildfires and evacuations, visit Wildfire preparedness |

Next Update  

The next scheduled public update is planned for the morning of Friday, June 8 unless conditions dictate a need for an earlier update.  

Where to Find Updates 

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Related Information 



Media Contact:  
Trevor Grant 
Fire Chief 
County Regional Fire Service