Intermittent rain combined with cooler temperatures and shorter days continue to temper fire danger in the Grande Prairie Wildfire Management Area.
The official end to wildfire season is October 31 and despite cool wet conditions caution must be taken until fire season ends and beyond that date if hazard presents. Dry windy weather will cure grass quickly in the fall season.
If you're heading out camping or hunting over the weekend, be sure to put out your campfire before leaving. Soak it, stir it and soak it again. If a campfire facility is not provided, make sure to build a good ring out of stones and locate it away from overhanging branches, out of the wind, and on bare mineral soil or gravel.
What does it mean to live FireSmart?
When everyone follows simple steps through a phased approach, we can significantly reduce the risk of wildfire in your community and around our homes and property. We’re all working toward a safer, more FireSmart community. Check out these tips at livefiresmart.ca
Working Together we are Partners in Protection
It's wood waste clean-up season. The County of Grande Prairie will be hosting wood chipping events at various locations throughout the County every Saturday in September. This is a great opportunity to clean-up and dispose of wood debris, branches, and dead fall from your yard. Drop by our 310-FIRE tent in Aspen Ridge September 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m
For information about wildfires in Alberta follow us on Twitter @ABGovWildfire or Facebook. Download the Alberta Wildfire app for Apple devices and now for Android devices.
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
780-538-5327 (office) | 780-832-7235 (mobile)
For a permit contact: Spirit River (780) 814-1983 Valleyview (780) 524-6576 County West & Grovedale (780) 814-1648or call your local ESRD office (780) 538-5560