The County of Grande Prairie Regional Fire Service has received an update from the British Columbia Forest Service indicating that the Peavine Creek Wildfire is expected to soon cross the British Columbia/Alberta border. The fire is currently within one kilometre of the County’s border.  

The Peavine Creek Wildfire is burning north of the larger Bearhole Lake Wildfire.  

Current projections indicate that a portion of the Peavine Creek Wildfire will cross the border at an approximate location west of Preston Lake on the BC border, between Township Road 740 and Township Road 744. While there are no private structures located in the immediate region, there are some oil and gas facilities in the area that may be impacted. 

“We advise residents to not participate in recreational activities in the area,” says County Regional Fire Chief Trevor Grant. “Do not visit the area out of curiosity as any unnecessary traffic could affect first responders’ ability to conduct their work.” 

Should the wildfire situation change, the County will notify residents and industry in any affected areas. County residents are reminded to stay tuned to Alberta Emergency Alerts at and to download the Alberta Emergency Alert app to mobile devices.  

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Media Contact:  
Trevor Grant 
Fire Chief 
County Regional Fire Service