Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area Wildfire Update March 20, 2020

Posted on Fri, Mar 20, 2020

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The 2020 wildFire season started March 1, 2020

Fire permits are required for all burning, with the exception of heating or warming fires, within the Forest Protection Area of Alberta.

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

fire permits required

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.

 

ALBERTA WILDFIRE INFORMATION

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Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235
kelly.burke@gov.ab.ca

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