Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area - May 17, 2021

Posted on Mon, May 17, 2021


With current and expected forecast of showers and cooler temperatures, the wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now LOW. The Fire Advisory for the Grande Prairie Forest Area has been lifted.

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Wildfire Situation

Since March 1, 2021 there have been 34 wildfires burning nearly 58 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit

Fire Permits

During wildfire season, you are required to have a fire permit if you plan on burning in the Forest Protection Area (FPA), with the exception of a campfire. To request your fire permit, contact the local forest area. Burning is not permitted during windy conditions. You can be held responsible if a fire escapes the burn permit area. Anyone living outside the FPA can contact their municipality for information about local fire permit requirements.
  • County West / Grovedale - (780) 814-1648 
  • Spirit River – (780) 814-1983 
  • Valleyview – (780) 524-6576


Fireworks and Exploding Targets

The use of fireworks and exploding targets are prohibited without written permission from a Forest Officer. The debris caused when fireworks and exploding targets are detonated are hot and risk causing a wildfire when they come into contact with fuels in the forest, such as dry grass.

'If you are found to be responsible for starting a wildfire, you may have to pay a $600 fine or worse, the cost of fighting the wildfire.’ Learn more about The Forest and Prairie Protection Act  here.


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For more information:

Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer

Call or Text (780) 832 7235

Phone: 1-866-394-3473

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