Starting March 1, fire permits are required for any burning, except campfires, in the Forest Protection Area of Alberta. Fire permits help us track what is burning on the landscape. If you're burning without a fire permit or outside fire permit conditions, your fire is considered a wildfire.
Contact the Grande Prairie Forest Area office at 780-538-5560 to find out how to get a free fire permit and information on safe burning practices.
Wildfire Season starts March 1
All winter burning must be extinguished, contact a local fire Guardian if you have questions about winter burning you have done. When checking an extinguished burn pile, spread around any remaining debris so you can probe the area for hot spots. Use your hand and feel for heat over the ash pile or use a long metal rod to probe into the pile and feel for heat. If you see smoke or feel heat, the fire is still burning beneath the surface. Drench any remaining hot spots with water and stir up the ashes, keep monitoring the area especially on windy days.
Grande Prairie Forest Area local fire Guardians:
Grande Prairie / Grovedale / County West – (780) 814-1648
Spirit River – (780) 814-1983
Valleyview – (780) 524-6576
For more information:
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Call or Text (780) 832 7235