Grande Prairie Area Update

Grande Prairie Forest Area: Rain eases the wildfire danger

Posted on Sun, Aug 12, 2018


NOTE: Due to a server issue, the status map on the Alberta Wildfire App is not updating. Please use the wildfire status map on the Alberta Wildfire webpage for current locations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are working to resolve the issue.

Wildfire personnel will be out today checking lightning hot spots for new wildfires. At this time, the Grande Prairie Forest Area has recorded 35 wildfires with a total of 13 hectares burned since wildfire season began. 

Despite the cooler temperatures and rain, the need to reduce the opportunity for human caused wildfires in our province remain. The fire danger levels continue to be high in the northern parts of our forest area and are high to extreme in many areas of the province and new wildfires continue to ignite. We are continually assessing the situation but for now, the fire advisory will remain effect for the Grande Prairie Forest Area. 

Your continued cooperation is appreciated. 


For the latest smoke forecast check out the Western Smoke Forecast If you have smoke-related health concerns, please contact Alberta Health Link at 811. Information about the air quality in Alberta is available through Alberta’s Air Quality Health Index .


FIRE ADVISORY IN EFFECT:  18:00hrs August 7, 2018

A Fire Advisory has been issued for the Grande Prairie Forest Area, dry conditions and heavy smoke causing low visibility.

No new fire permits will be issued for heavy fuel or non-essential burning. Exiting fire permits are still valid, but no burning is to take place outside of the permit conditions. 


Remember to do your part to prevent wildfires. Human caused wildfires are 100% preventable

Check Alberta Fire Bans for the most up to date information on advisories, restrictions and bans in your area. The Forest and Prairie Protection Act include fines up to $287 for abandoning campfires as well as for using fireworks and exploding targets in forested areas. Learn more about updates to the act and fine amounts here. Be sure to put out your campfire before leaving.  Soak it, stir it and soak it again. 

Safe campfire


Get the most up-to-date wildfire information for the entire province, download the free Alberta Wildfire Android or Apple products.  

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Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer
Mobile: (780) 832 7235




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