Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area update - May 11, 2021

Posted on Tue, May 11, 2021

 gfx-hsb-wildfiredangerupdate-moderate.jpg

The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now MODERATE. 

Wildfire Situation

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 29 wildfires burning nearly 55 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca

Fire Advisory 1

A fire advisory is remains effect for the Grande Prairie Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to dry fuel conditions.

Under this advisory:
• Existing fire permits are still valid.
• New permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis, only for essential burning.

Prohibited:
• Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire.

Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.

If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE

 

April 25 59 ha complete

Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation Hazard Reduction Burning

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry along with the Sturgeon Lake Fire Department will resume hazard reduction burning in the community of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation effective today May 11, 2021. Burning will continue until May 13, 2021. Trained firefighters will be burning under specific weather conditions to ensure the fires are controlled and to minimize the impact of smoke to roadways and communities. All public roads and highways will remain open. Smoke notification signs will be in place on major roadways.

 

Stay current on Alberta’s wildfire situation by downloading the new Alberta Wildfire App.

 

WildfireApp_v1_1200x628

The new app now includes detailed mapping, wildfire numbers and perimeters, as well as the ability to receive notification when new wildfire information is available. You can also report a wildfire on the app. Download it today on Apple and Android devices.

Available for Apple and Android.


Fire permits

Fire permits are one of the many prevention tools Alberta Wildfire uses to keep track of burning being done throughout the province. This ensures that when smoke is reported, we can look into our system and check whether this is a wildfire or a permitted burn being done.
To get a fire permit for the Grande Prairie Forest Area please call:
 
Grande Prairie / County West / Grovedale -
(780) 814-1648
 
Spirit River – (780) 814-1983
 
Valleyview – (780) 524-6576

 

Unless conditions change, you can expect the next update on April 19, 2021.

For more information

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

(780) 832-7235

kelly.burke@gov.ab.ca

Phone: 1-866-394-3473

Social Media:

Join the conversation onfacebook.jpgtwitter.jpginstagram.jpg

RELATED INFORMATION

Websites:

 

 

 

Read More