Join us Thursday, August 28 from 5p.m. to 9p.m. at the County of Grande Prairie's information session about FireSmart.
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.
Moderate wildfire hazard will continue for the Grande Prairie Wildfire Management Area. If significant rain showers do not occur within the next few days the hazard is expected to increase. People who are enjoying the forest are asked to use caution, check your quad for debris and always extinguish your campfire -Soak it Stir it and Soak it again!
Due to hazard conditions, a Fire Advisory remains in effect for the Grande Prairie Wildfire management Area. Fire permits will be issued for burn barrels, smudges and smoke houses until further notice. No permits for any heavy burning such as brush piles or windrows will be issued at this time. Safe campfires are currently allowed. For more information on the fire advisory please visit Alberta Fire Bans.
A smoky haze lingers in the area today from fires burning in British Columbia. Anyone with health concerns because of the smoke should go to the Alberta health services website or call Alberta Health Link 1-866-408-5465.
The Grande Prairie area has reported 55 wildfires which have burned 3,136.25 hectares, 28 of these fires where human caused while the remaining 27 were sparked by lightning
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.
You can expect your next update Thursday, August 28
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) 814-1648or call your local ESRD office (780) 538-5560