The wildfire danger for the Grande Prairie Forest Area is now MODERATE.
Since March 1, 2021 there have been 29 wildfires burning nearly 55 hectares in the Grande Prairie Forest Area. For more information on the current wildfire situation across the province of Alberta visit wildfirestatus.alberta.ca
A fire advisory is remains effect for the Grande Prairie Forest Area section of the Forest Protection Area due to dry fuel conditions.
Under this advisory:
• Existing fire permits are still valid.
• New permits will be issued on a case-by-case basis, only for essential burning.
• Any burning without a valid fire permit, other than a campfire.
Never leave a campfire unattended. Soak it, stir it and soak it again until cool to the touch to ensure it is extinguished.
If you see a wildfire, report it immediately by calling 310-FIRE
Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation Hazard Reduction Burning
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry along with the Sturgeon Lake Fire Department will resume hazard reduction burning in the community of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation effective today May 11, 2021. Burning will continue until May 13, 2021. Trained firefighters will be burning under specific weather conditions to ensure the fires are controlled and to minimize the impact of smoke to roadways and communities. All public roads and highways will remain open. Smoke notification signs will be in place on major roadways.
Stay current on Alberta’s wildfire situation by downloading the new Alberta Wildfire App.
The new app now includes detailed mapping, wildfire numbers and perimeters, as well as the ability to receive notification when new wildfire information is available. You can also report a wildfire on the app. Download it today on Apple and Android devices.
Unless conditions change, you can expect the next update on April 19, 2021.
For more information
Kelly Burke | Wildfire Information Officer