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High winds and outdoor burning don’t mix

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describe the imageWorking Together we are Partners in Protection

So far this season we have had 4 wildfires in the area. One fire started this weekend is listed as under control. This Fire was detected April 20, 2014 at about 4:30 in the afternoon. Assistance from both the Wanham and EagleshamFD helped get this blaze under control. Sundays fire is under investigation but is believed to be human caused. Remember a permit is needed to do any burning within the forest protection area. Never leave a campfire before it is completely out. Campfire safety is particularly important at this time of year when gusty wind can spread fires to nearby grassy areas.


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

Spirit River (780) 814 1983
Valleyview (780) 524 6576
Grovedale, County West
Demmitt & Gundy (780) 814 1648
General Inquiries (780) 538 5560

For more information contact:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

Grande Prairie Wildfire Management Area

780-538-5327 (office) | 780-832-7235 (mobile)


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