As of 09:30 September 8, 2014 the Fire Advisory for the Grande Prairie Wildfire Management Area is lifted. Continue to check the fire bans website for information on Fire bans and advisories in the province.
Much of the area has received significant rain and snow showers that has reduced the wildfire hazard enough to lift the fire advisory. This past weekend no new fires were reported. At this time, the Grande Prairie Wildfire Management Area has recorded 55 wildfires with a total of 4,309.31 hectares burned since wildfire season began March 1. Currently 54 fires are extinguished; GWF 044 is listed as under control.
Grants for the 2015 season are now open!
The FireSmart Community Grant Program is an initiative sponsored by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. The program assists communities in reducing the risk of wildfire within their respective jurisdictions. There's $500,000 in funding to help communities reduce the risk of wildfire. Communities can apply on line today.
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 Mystic Ridge September 13, 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 and for Android devices.
You can expect your next update Monday, September 15 or sooner if the wildfire hazard or situation changes.
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer780-538-5327 (office) | 780-832-7235 (mobile)
For a permit contact: Spirit River (780) 814-1983 Valleyview (780) 524-6576 County West & Grovedale (780) 814-1648 or call your local ESRD office (780) 538-5560