The wildfire danger rating remains low for the Grande Prairie Forest Area this does not mean the risk of wildfire is eliminated. Fall is a time of year when grass and fallen leaves will cure. Cool frosty mornings and breezy afternoons produce frost-killed vegetation that ignites easily and spreads fire fast.
Remember to always fully extinguish small cooking and warming fires before leaving a site as they can burn deep into the ground and holdover the winter to reignite in the spring as a wildfire. Soak it, stir it, soak it again - If you feel heat it is not extinguished.
Fire permits are required in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta until October 31st.
Fire permits are now required for all burning (except for campfires) within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. New penalties now exist for failure to produce a fire permit when requested by a forest officer, read more here.
Are you looking for an exciting seasonal employment opportunity? Alberta Wildfire has seasonal positions for firefighting, fire detection, logistics and more. With offices throughout the province there are plenty of options for positions and placement. Applications for Wildfire crews will be accepted until November 30, 2017. Wildfire.alberta.ca/jobs #abwildfire
Get the most up-to-date wildfire information for the entire province by downloading the Alberta Wildfire app for Android or Apple devices.
For more information contact:
Kelly Burke | Area Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235
If you spot a wildfire, report it! Call 310-FIRE