The 2020 wildFire season started March 1, 2020.
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.
Grande Prairie / Grovedale / County West – (780) 814-1648
Spirit River – (780) 814-1983
Valleyview – (780) 524-6576
REVISIT WINTER BURN SITES
Agriculture and Forestry encourages all landowners to go back and check their winter burns.
Fires lit in the winter can smoulder under the snow and emerge as a wildfire in the spring when conditions are warm and dry. Do your part to prevent wildfires by ensuring your winter burn piles are extinguished.
When checking your winter burns, spread around any remaining debris so you can probe the area for hotspots. Use your bare hand to feel for heat over the ash piles.
If you see smoke or feel heat, the fire is still burning. Douse any remaining hotspots with water and stir up the ashes. A fire is not out until there is absolutely no heat emanating from the ashes.
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235
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